ERIC Number: ED026050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Developmental Research Plan for Junior College Remedial Education. Number 2: Attitude Assessment.
Boggs, John R.; Herrscher, Barton R.
An interest in student behavior is the principal reason for assessing attitudes, since definitions of attitude generally tie attitude to behavior by conceptualizing attitude, in part, as a predisposition to respond. This paper describes a systematic procedure for assessing student attitudes and attitude changes by constructing and administering a scale for attitude measurement. The four steps in constructing such a scale (the determination of a referent and a population, the collection of possible items, the screening of items, and the selection of screened items for the final scale) are described in detail, and the use of the scale is explained. Remedial students and classes are used as examples, but the procedure is applicable to the attitudes of vocational students, the total student body, teachers, parents, etc. toward admission policies, student personnel services, curricula, and other referents. (MC)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; Regional Educational Lab. for the Carolinas and Virginia, Rougemont, NC.