ERIC Number: ED372077
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr
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The Validation of the Hillside Assessment of Perceived Intelligences (HAPI): A Measure of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences.
Shearer, C. Branton; Jones, James A.
Howard Gardner's multiple intelligence (MI) theory is an alternative to the unitary concept of general intelligence, but it lacks a practical, reliable, and valid method of assessment. The Hillside Assessment of Perceived Intelligences (HAPI) is an attempt to measure the seven constructs of MI theory with an objective, psychometrically sound instrument. Previous investigations have shown that the HAPI provides a reliable profile, but it has not been clear how much validity this profile holds. This investigation into the concurrent validity of the HAPI with other instruments found the patterns of correlation coefficients to be generally supportive of the HAPI scales. Subjects were 338 undergraduate and graduate students and 45 adults from adult education or community volunteers. However, an examination of the construct validity of the scales using contrasted groups produced mixed results. Appendixes list the core components of MI theory and HAPI scale definitions. Four tables are included. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
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