ERIC Number: ED069674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep-2
Reference Count: 0
Convergent and Discriminant Validation of the French and Guilford-Zimmerman Spatial Orientation and Spatial Visualization Factors.
Borich, Gary D.; Bauman, Patricia M.
The French and Guilford-Zimmerman measures of spatial orientation and spatial visualization factors are compared. Both approaches to measurement are described. A study to assess the two approaches is reported. Both tests were administered to 40 college sophomores in a classroom setting according to published instructions. Pearson product-moment correlations were computed for the multitrait-multimethod matrix. Results indicate that both tests exhibit convergent validity. The data on discriminant validation, however, indicates that variance attributable to methods exceeds variance attributable to traits. The conclusion is that variance due to authorship is greater than that due to trait and that the traits may not be distinct variables. (DJ)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Aptitude Tests, College Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Measurement Techniques, Perception, Predictive Measurement, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Space Orientation, Speeches, Statistical Analysis, Test Interpretation, Test Validity, Testing, Visualization
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Note: Paper presented at American Psychological Association, Annual Meeting (80th, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 2, 1972)