ERIC Number: ED048322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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An Evaluation of Non-Projective Personality Measures.
Today's educational system is criticized for neglecting the affective components of education. This evaluation attempts to simplify the task of selecting and incorporating these affective components into an existing system of goals. The best selection of affective goals is one that is inclusive, objective and flexible. The sources used in collecting the goals for evaluation were existing personality tests and major psychological theories of personality. The evaluation was not, however, directed to individual tests; the intention was criticism of the entire field of non-projective personality measure which seemed to fulfill the selection criteria. The test evaluation procedure, employing four criteria--construct and content validity, examinee appropriateness, administrative usability, and normal technical excellence--found that there are areas which are inadequately covered by the tests now used. Many tests received poor ratings on validity and reliability. A lack of multi-trait, multi-method investigations is suggested as the cause of these deficiencies. Recommendations are offered for improving the validity and reliability of these measures. This is the first of four papers comprising the symposium; the remainder are reviewed in TM 000 135 - 000 137. (PR)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Behavioral Objectives, Conferences, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Instruments, Personality Measures, Personality Theories, Predictive Validity, Primary Education, Rating Scales, Test Reliability, Test Validity
ED 039 622, October 1970 Research in Education
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Cooperative Research Program.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.
Note: Symposium presented at the annual convention of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California, April 1970