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ERIC Number: ED172258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 42
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Attitutes toward Writing: The King Construct Scale.
King, Barbara
The King Construct Scale, which measures student attitudes about writing, contains 25 bipolar constructs which reflect four major areas of the writing process: purpose of the writing, source of the writing, audience the writing is for, and mode the writing takes. The scale was developed by collecting the data with Pianko and Rogers'"P & R Elicitation Form" and refining those data in a preliminary study of 25 randomly selected high school students. When the scale was first used in 1978, it surveyed 296 students from eight New Jersey secondary high schools. The results of that survey indicate that high school students prefer original writing to assigned writing, personal choice of topic to assigned topics, and self as audience for what they write. The students also show a preference for graded papers instead of ungraded papers. These results suggest that the King Construct Scale is a successful instrument for obtaining student attitudes toward writing. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)