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ERIC Number: EJ888979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Homework Purpose Scale for High School Students: A Validation Study
Xu, Jianzhong
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v70 n3 p459-476 Jun 2010
The purpose of this study is to test the validity of scores on the Homework Purpose Scale using 681 rural and 306 urban high school students. First, confirmatory factor analysis was conducted on the rural sample. The results reveal that the Homework Purpose Scale comprises three separate yet related factors, including Learning-Oriented Reasons, Adult-Oriented Reasons, and Peer-Oriented Reasons. This factor structure is tested with the data from the urban sample. Given an adequate level of configural, factor loading, common error covariance, and intercept invariance, the difference between the group means is further tested. The results reveal that urban high school students, as compared with their rural counterparts, are more likely to do homework for adult-oriented reasons. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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