ERIC Number: EJ727056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Development and Evaluation of the Revised Academic Hardiness Scale
Benishek, Lois A.; Feldman, Jill M.; Shipon, R. Wolf; Mecham, Stacy D.; Lopez, Frederick G.
Journal of Career Assessment, v13 n1 p59-76 2005
Researchers have a long-standing interest in better understanding why some students avoid challenging academic course work at the risk of harming their academic standing, whereas others are willing to pursue these types of challenges. The Academic Hardiness Scale (AHS) was developed to better understand characteristics that may differentiate these two types of students. Although preliminary findings provided support for the initial version of the AHS, the measure exhibited only good to marginal coefficient alphas and limited discriminant validity. The present investigation represents the second phase of measurement development for the AHS. The study was designed to evaluate the factor structure; internal consistency reliability; discriminant, convergent, and concurrent validity; and test-retest reliability of the Revised Academic Hardiness Scale (RAHS). Results from this study identified a three-component measure that has very good basic psychometric properties. The RAHS is a significant improvement over its parent instrument.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Factor Structure, Test Construction, Personality Traits, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, School Attitudes
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