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ERIC Number: EJ788919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Assessing General and Specific Attitudes in Human Learning Behavior: An Activity Perspective and a Multilevel Modeling Approach
Sun, Jun; Willson, Victor L.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v68 n2 p245-261 2008
This article proposes a multilevel modeling approach to study the general and specific attitudes formed in human learning behavior. Based on the premises of activity theory, it conceptualizes the unit of analysis for attitude measurement as a scalable and evolving activity system rather than a single action. Measurement issues related to this conceptualization, including scale development and validation, are discussed with the help of facet analysis and multilevel structural equation modeling techniques. An empirical study was conducted, and the results indicate that this approach is theoretically and methodologically defensible. (Contains 2 figures, 4 tables, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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