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ERIC Number: ED043919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 51
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Reference Count: 0
Development of a School Attitude Questionnaire for Young Children.
Strickland, Guy
This report summarizes the findings of Jackson and Lahadern who used a revised form of the Student Opinion Poll (SOP) and a questionnaire to study the intercorrelations of attitudes and achievement. The study found that: (1) first graders have attitudes toward school work but these attitudes were not differentiated toward specific school subjects; (2) attitudes toward peers and play activities were not measured effectively; and (3) the child has an attitude toward school itself. Changes needed in the questionnaire include: (1) reflected items should be avoided; (2) items in which things are compared should be avoided; (3) attempts to develop scales for specific school subjects could be abandoned as a waste for first-grade questionnaires; (4) the concept of time should be avoided in writing items; and (5) more sample items should be written. Further recommendations for further research on the development and validation of this instrument are presented. (Author/KJ)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.