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ERIC Number: ED043662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
Pages: 10
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The OAIS: A Validity Check.
Graff, Robert W.; Beggs, Donald L.
The Opinion Attitude and Interest Survey (OAIS), a multi-dimensional personality and interest inventory, provides 14 scales which furnish information pertinent to the admission and counseling of college bound students. The validity of the Academic Promise Scales and two of the Psychological Adjustment Scales was investigated, as was the independence of the Achiever Personality (AchP) variables from conventional predictors of college grade point average. The instrument was administered in 3 sessions to 161 female freshmen at a private women's college. The validation criteria employed were first semsester grade point averages and a modified form of Davis' Semantic Differential. Analysis revealed a large degree of non-independence of AchP from the cognitive measures of linguistic and quantitative aptitude of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and high school average. Little support is provided for the validity of either the Academic Promise Scales or the Psychological Adjustment Scales relative to prediction. It is concluded that the test is not ready for extensive use. (PR)
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