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ERIC Number: ED025620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 237
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The Development of a Construction Industry Interest Inventory.
Young, Darius Robert
The purpose of this study was to develop an interest inventory covering construction industry practices. A taxonomy developed by the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project served as a basis for item selection, and covered industrial management, production, and personnel technology. A scale for each of these was included in an inventory containing 138 items which met criteria revealed by a literature review. The first draft was administered to 131 junior high students and evaluated by the Project staff. These results were analyzed and a revision containing 150 items was administered to 102 junior high students. After statistical analysis of these results 19 items were deleted due to a low preference index and a low correlation between the items and their scale. Other low preference items were modified to increase their value. The final version which contained 131 items was administered to 892 students in three evaluation centers which were participating in Industrial Arts Curriculum Project materials field tests. Computerized analysis including a preference index and discrimination indices were utilized and the results are included for each item and each school. The appendixes include the taxonomy and the first draft of the Construction Interest Inventory. This Ph.D. thesis was submitted to The Ohio State University. (EM)
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