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ERIC Number: EJ794310
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 111
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Development and Validation of a Writing Dispositions Scale for Elementary and Middle School Students
Piazza, Carolyn L.; Siebert, Carl F.
Journal of Educational Research, v101 n5 p275-286 May-Jun 2008
The authors report the development and validation of the Writing Dispositions Scale (WDS), a self-report instrument for measuring affective stances toward writing. The authors collected survey data from 854 elementary and middle school students and randomly split the data to facilitate both an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The findings of the EFA demonstrated that an 11-item WDS has desirable internal and content reliability and discriminant validity. The CFA supported the item selection of the EFA and demonstrated excellent factorial validity and reliability. The analyses confirmed that writing dispositions are related to 3 affective stances: confidence, persistence, and passion toward writing. Appended are: (1) Writing Dispositions Scale Items for Confidence; (2) Writing Dispositions Scale Items for Confidence; (3) Writing Dispositions Scale Items for Passion; and (4) Final Writing Dispositions Scale Questions. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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