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ERIC Number: ED030067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 151
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A Study of Values in a Training Experience.
Clarey, Richard Joseph
This study attempted to test, and in some instances develop, measures of values in a manpower training experience. An inquiry was made into the construct validity of measures of risk taking, time perspective, interpersonal trust, and fatalism. Factor analysis was used as a device for partly assessing the construct validity of a questionnaire by examining individual scales. Investigations were also made of the instrument's predictive validity and potential for evaluating training programs. Specific results included the following: (1) risk taking, time perspective, trust, and fatalism were related but distinct concepts in the group studied; (2) associations between risk taking and time perspective (positive), risk taking and fatalism (negative), and fatalism and time perspective (negative) were significant only with program dropouts; (3) risk taking, time perspective, trust, and fatalism failed to predict dropouts and completers; (4) trust was negatively related to risk taking and fatalism among male completers; (5) in respect to risk taking, completers did not switch significantly from a preference for extreme odds to a preference for moderate odds. (author/ly)
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Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Note: Ph.D.Thesis