ERIC Number: ED078044
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Feb
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Stability of Semantic Factor Structure and Change in Connotative Meaning of Educational Concepts During Teacher Training.
Stiggins, Richard J.; Byers, Joe L.
A series of eleven concepts, eight of which were presented in a teacher training course, were rated by 252 undergraduate education majors on 15 semantic differential scales at the beginning and end of the course in an attempt to assess changes in the factor structure of semantic space and changes in the connotative meanings of the concepts. Scales selected to represent the traditional EPA structure developed by Osgood were best explained by a four factor solution which deviated from the hypothesized structure. This structure was found stable over time and factor scores for each orthogonal factor demonstrated significant gains in directions consistent with the goals of teacher training. (Author)
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Note: Paper presented at annual meeting of American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973); Ph.D. Dissertation, Michigan State