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ERIC Number: EJ776279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
Using the Domain-Specific Beliefs Questionnaire with Adolescents Enrolled in High-Poverty, High-Minority Schools: Examining Psychometric Properties
Murphy, P. Karen; Edwards, Maeghan N.; Buehl, Michelle M.; Zeruth, Jill A.
Journal of Experimental Education, v76 n1 p3-25 Fall 2007
Recent interest in epistemic beliefs has given way to a proliferation of new measures. Yet, little is known about the psychometric properties of various measures when used with diverse populations. In this study, the authors explored the psychometric properties of a measure of existing epistemic beliefs, the Domain-Specific Belief Questionnaire (DSBQ; M. M. Buehl, P. A. Alexander, & P. K. Murphy, 2002), for a diverse population of students. The authors applied the DSBQ's 4-factor model, which researchers have previously identified and confirmed, to data from 8th- and 9th-grade adolescents attending high-poverty, high-minority schools. Evidence suggested that the 4-factor model was not appropriate for this population. Subsequent analyses revealed a 2-factor model for 8th-grade students and a 3-factor model for 9th-grade students. This study underscores the importance of examining the appropriateness of using existing measures with diverse populations. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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