ERIC Number: EJ443884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Reliability and Validity of a Scale Measuring Attitudes toward Mainstreaming.
Chow, Peter; Winzer, Margret A.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v52 n1 p223-28 Spr 1992
A 25-item Likert-type survey constructed to measure teachers' attitudes toward mainstreaming was analyzed using item response theory (IRT) and confirmatory factor analysis with responses of 917 Canadian teachers. A three-factor model fit the data well. Both factor scores and IRT scores can be used in discriminant analyses. (SLD)
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Persons, Foreign Countries, Heterogeneous Grouping, Item Response Theory, Likert Scales, Mainstreaming, Scores, Secondary School Students, Student Placement, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Test Reliability, Test Validity
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada