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ERIC Number: ED050128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Faculty Perceptions of Students: Structure of Faculty Characterizations, Part III.
Davis, Junius A.
The structure of characterizations of college students by faculty members, particularly observable and significant dimensions or trait patterns, were investigated. Student ratings by faculty members on 80 bi-polar traits, together with Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and high school and college freshman average grades, were obtained. Intercorrelations were computed, and the resultant matrix factored and rotated to the normal equamax criterion. Eighteen factors were found to account for about 86% of the correlation among the original variables. These factors revealed a relatively complex or multi-dimensional judgmental framework, with factors devoted to various aspects of intellectual qualities (functional orientation to work, character traits, interpersonal relations, and intrapersonal adjustment). Limitations of the study are fully outlined. See also TM 000 174, 000 176, and TM 000 178-000 181. (Author/DG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.