ERIC Number: ED230517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
Connotations of Health Education Related Journals: A Factor Analytic Study.
Frazer, Gregory H.; Gold, Robert S.
A study measured the connotations of selected health education related journals to their professional readers. The subjects were 250 randomly selected, college-affiliated health educators listed in "A National Directory of College and University Health Education Programs and Facilities 1981." Journals evaluated included: (1) "American College Health Journal"; (2) "American Journal of Public Health"; (3) "Health Education"; (4) "Health Education Quarterly (Monographs)"; (5) "Health Values: Achieving High Level Wellness"; (6) "International Journal of Health Education"; and (7) "Journal of School Health." The seven journals were selected because the combined readerships of the journals were thought to represent the gamut of health professionals. The semantic differential scales utilized consisted of 20 scales that measured the connotations of specific journals to their readers. Results are discussed, including findings on internal consistency and reliability. Four factors generated from principle component analysis are also discussed: reputation, interest, worth, and orientation. Five tables are included (JMK)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Research Forum of the Annual Meeting of the American School Health Association (Phoenix, AZ, October 7, 1982).