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ERIC Number: ED038930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 9
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A Factor Analytically Developed Student Rights Attitude Scale.
Planisek, R. J.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to provide information concerning the dimensions of perceived student rights, which were defined as policies on student behavior in the development and implementation of which students may petition to participate. A 54-item attitude instrument was designed to include controversial statements gleaned from the literature and previous research. The respondent was asked to agree or disagree with each statement on a nine point scale. The instrument was distributed to 800 students at 4 geographically distant universities; 497 or 62% completed and returned the attitude scale. A principal components factor analysis using unity in the diagonal was conducted. The 5 factor solution included: the right of the student to... I: make personal and social decisions; II: redress of grievances; III: participate in institutional policy making; IV: privacy of personal information; and V: freedom of choice in selecting academic courses and organizational membership. These factors accounted respectively for 49, 17, 13, 9, and 8 percent of the common variance, for a total of 96%. Thus the dimensionality of perceived student rights for the sample was established. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH.