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ERIC Number: EJ945207
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Measuring Readiness to Respond to Intervention in Students Attending Disciplinary Alternative Schools
Mitchell, Angela D.; Booker, Kimberly W.; Strain, Jeffrey D.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v29 n6 p547-558 Dec 2011
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factor structure, internal consistency, and reliability of the Readiness to Respond to Intervention Scale (RRIS), which is designed to assess adolescents' readiness to change. This measure is based on the Stage of Change Scale and assesses three stages of the Stage of Change Model (i.e., Precontemplation, Contemplation, and Action). The measure was administered to secondary students enrolled in disciplinary alternative schools. Factor analyses provided initial support for the use of the RRIS to assess respondents' readiness to change. The internal consistency and reliability of the measure also supported its use. Additional results, from a series of MANOVAs, indicated that when compared to boys, girls were more likely to be in the Action stage, and Black and Hispanic students were more likely than White students to be in the Precontemplation stage. Implications for practice and recommendations for future research are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A