ERIC Number: ED146177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Intelligence and Achievement Motivation in Surveys. Final Report to U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Office of Economic Opportunity.
Veroff, Joseph; And Others
A series of studies and analyses to develop brief, reliable measures of intelligence and achievement motivation that would be feasible for use in a cross-sectional sample is summarized. One measure of intelligence meets these criteria. It is a 13-item test of sentence completion skill, which correlates effectively with other measures of intelligence and with status and achievement variables in a meaningful way. A questionnaire measure of achievement motivation also emerges as a potentially useful measure for most groups except black females. It correlates moderately well with both a projective measure of achievement motivation and a behavioral assessment of moderate risk-taking in most groups, except the black female group. Both the intelligence and the motivation measures suggested are independently effective in predicting the education attained by black males and white females regardless of their status backgrounds. Only the intelligence measure is an independent predictor of education attainment in white males and black females, regardless of their status backgrounds. (Author/MV)
Descriptors: Achievement, Age Differences, Educational Background, Evaluation Criteria, Field Interviews, Intelligence, Intelligence Tests, Mediation Theory, Motivation, Predictor Variables, Psychological Testing, Questionnaires, Racial Differences, Racial Factors, Research Methodology, Risk, Sex Differences, Social Differences, Surveys, Test Bias, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Survey Research Center.
Note: For related documents, see TM 006 510 and 511