ERIC Number: ED166243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug-3
Reference Count: 0
Summary Data and Interpretations: A System for Assessing Affectivity.
Bills, Robert E.
Test results were consolidated from needs assessments or program evaluations conducted between 1969 and 1978, and extensively analyzed. About 120,000 elementary and secondary students and their parents were tested; the majority of the sample is from the Southeast, and of these the largest number are from Alabama. Five tests were interpreted: (1) Feelings About School; (2) Locus of Responsibility Scale (classroom decision making); (3) Relationship Inventory (teacher attitudes toward student); (4) four levels of the Index of Adjustment and Values (perception of self and others); and (5) Parent Inventory. Data were first summarized to provide descriptive and normative statistics and then examined for trends by grade, sex and race. White females had the most positive school attitudes and enjoyed the best relationship with their teachers, although for all groups both attributes decline with increasing age. Parents' attitudes likewise became more negative. The Index of Adjustment and Values gave the most extensive evidence regarding the affective effects of education. Perception of self and others and value adherence deteriorate with age. On self concept, males scored lower than females and whites scored lower than blacks. Blacks scored lower on values than whites. Implications of the results are discussed and copies of the tests are included. (CP)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Affective Measures, Age Differences, Attitude Measures, Elementary Secondary Education, Locus of Control, Parent Attitudes, Racial Differences, School Attitudes, Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Sex Differences, Student Adjustment, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Tables (Data), Test Results, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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