ERIC Number: EJ1055018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Identifying Admired Models to Increase Emulation: Development of a Multidimensional Admiration Scale
Sarapin, Susan H.; Christy, Katheryn; Lareau, Louise; Krakow, Melinda; Jensen, Jakob D.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v48 n2 p95-108 Apr 2015
According to social cognitive theory, people are most likely to emulate the behaviors of admired models. Though potentially valuable to researchers and practitioners, this postulate remains untested, as there is no validated measure of admiration. To facilitate research on admiration, a 14-item measure was constructed and the resulting scores were validated across two studies.
Descriptors: Role Models, Measures (Individuals), Test Construction, Test Validity, Epistemology, Undergraduate Students
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