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ERIC Number: ED076703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
Pages: 12
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Effect of Differentially Motivating Instructions on the Predictive Validity of a Test Device.
Hall, Bruce W.; And Others
Research examined the hypothesis that predictive validity would be greater for a test given under stress instructions than for a test given under relax instructions. Ss were 254 education students in a graduate measurement course and 117 education students in an undergraduate measurement course. Ss were randomly assigned to the instructional conditions. For the graduate and undergraduate data separately, a Pearson r was computed between pretest and final exam scores for each treatment group. On both graduate and undergraduate levels, the difference between the r's was significant (p .)=) in the predicted direction, suggesting the usefulness of a stress dimension for enhancing predictability. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973)