ERIC Number: ED110875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Measuring Psychosocial Maturity: A Status Report. Center for Social Organization of Schools, Report Number 187.
Greenberger, Ellen; And Others
The educational community lacks tools for assessing the nonacademic growth of students--their growth as persons and as social beings. This paper describes the development of an attitude inventory based on an interdisciplinary model of psychosocial maturity. The Psychosocial Maturity Inventory, a self-report instrument, is comprised of nine subscales and is suited for the assessment of youngsters in the approximate age range 11 to 18. Among the studies reviewed are ones which (1) specify at various age levels the internal consistency of the subscales; (2) report the association between the subscales and various measures of academic achievement; and (3) describe the relationship of the subscales to other measures of personality, such as "faking good," anxiety and self esteem. Factor analyses of the Inventory provide an empirical base for testing the proposed theoretical structure of psychosocial maturity. The Appendices provide additional detail on the psychometric properties of the Inventory. (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.