ERIC Number: ED078000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb-11
Reference Count: 0
Developing an Academic Ability Scale for the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey.
Figel, William J.
Earlier studies had shown that differences in measured interests are related to differences in scores on tests of academic ability. Specifically, scores on the college major interest scales of the Kuder Occupational Interest Survey (KOIS) were found to be related to scores on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). This suggested that a scale could be developed on the KOIS that might relate to academic ability. The NMSQT scores for a sample of 5,000 males were divided into high and low scoring groups. The differences in responses of these two groups to the items on the KOIS were used to develop a scale called academic ability. In a cross validation, the scores on this scale correlated .60 with NMSQT results, suggesting that the scale might be useful for counseling purposes. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Science Research Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL.
Note: Paper presented at APGA (San Diego, California, February 11, 1973)