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ERIC Number: ED178582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Development of An Attitude Scale for Vocational Research: A Systematic Approach.
Camp, William G.
A procedural model is presented for the construction and validation of an attitude scale in vocational education; and the results of an instrumentation study using that model are discussed. The three-stage model is composed of: (1) stratification of the construct; (2) item construction and selection; and (3) item cluster analysis. In phase one, the following steps are used: defining the universe of the construct; listing the major components; subdividing each component thoroughly; editing to eliminate duplications and ambiguities; and submitting stratification for expert review. For phase two, the following procedure is used: building an item bank; insuring accuracy of meaning; editing the items; submitting items for expert review; administering the trial instrument; doing statistical analysis of the results and of the correlation of each item with all component subscores and with the total score; and selecting items for the final test form. For phase three, the procedure is composed of: administering the instrument to a second subset of the target population; computing item-to-subscore and item-to-total score correlations; and performing additional item-to-subscore correlations. (MH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A