ERIC Number: ED096360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
On the Validity of the Psychosocial Maturity Scales: Relationship to Teacher Ratings. Report No. 171.
Josselson, Ruthellen; And Others
This study attempts to provide evidence for the criterion validity of the Psychosocial Maturity (PSM) scales. Students' scores on the nine PSM scales were related to teachers' ratings of student PSM-related behavior. All scales except Trust significantly differentiated students rated high on PSM-related traits from students not rated high. Only two of the scales, Change and Social Commitment, showed significant differences between those students rated low and those not rated low. Two possible explanations are advanced for the greater sensitivity of the scales to teacher-rated presence of PSM traits than to teacher-rated absence of these traits in children. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.