ERIC Number: ED056056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
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The Measurement of Academic Interests: Part I. Characteristics of the Academic Interest Measures.
Katz, Martin R.; And Others
Data presented in this study of the Academic Interest Measures (AIM) include score distributions for a national sample of high school juniors grouped by sex, ability, and curriculum (effects of socioeconomic status were found to be negligible); relationships between AIM and many other variables, such as ability test scores, students' ratings of their own interests, definiteness of occupational plans, years of post-secondary education planned, scores on information scales, and participation in nonclassroom activities; scale intercorrelations and factor analyses; internal consistency of scores and stability over periods of time. The psychometric properties of AIM and evidence for its construct validity suggest that it may be useful as a criterion measure. A self-scoring form of AIM is appended. For Grade 11 norms for AIM, see TM 000 671. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Academic Ability, Career Guidance, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Grade 11, High School Students, Interest Inventories, Longitudinal Studies, Predictive Validity, Secondary School Curriculum, Secondary Schools, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Student Interests, Test Interpretation, Test Reliability
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Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.