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Jan, Show-Li; Shieh, Gwowen – Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, 2017
Equivalence assessment is becoming an increasingly important topic in many application areas including behavioral and social sciences research. Although there exist more powerful tests, the two one-sided tests (TOST) procedure is a technically transparent and widely accepted method for establishing statistical equivalence. Alternatively, a direct…
Descriptors: Sample Size, Statistical Analysis, Computer Software, Costs
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Dolgova, V. I.; Rokickaya, Y. A.; Volchegorskaya, E. Y.; Yemelyanova, E. E.; Uvarina, N. V. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
In the study methods to identify the main components of parents' psychological readiness for raising children in a substitute family were used. The survey was carried out during the study of the cognitive component. The emotional-volitional component is disclosed by using an MMPI questionnaire (abridged version) and techniques for determining the…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Foster Care, Readiness, Child Rearing
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Goldberg, Robert W.; Young, Kevin R. – Psychology Learning and Teaching, 2016
Objective(s): The focus on competency attainment by professional psychology trainees obligates training programs to assess these competencies prior to completion of an internship. However, little is known about how trainees may perceive such testing. This study examines relationships between performance on an Oral Final Competency Examination of a…
Descriptors: Trainees, Student Attitudes, Verbal Tests, Psychology
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Bettmann, Joanna E.; Freeman, Pamela Clarkson; Parry, Kimber J. – Journal of Experiential Education, 2015
Adopted children are disproportionately represented in residential treatment programs in the United States. Adopted children in the United States constitute only 2% to 3% of the U.S population. Nevertheless, they comprise approximately 16.5% of the population in residential care. This descriptive study evaluated a sample of 473 psychological…
Descriptors: Adoption, Adolescents, Outdoor Education, Residential Programs
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Edwards, Michelle; Adams, Eve M.; Waldo, Michael; Hadfield, O. D.; Biegel, Gina M. – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2014
This pilot study evaluated the impact of mindfulness groups on 20 Latino middle school students who participated in 8-session structured groups using the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens curriculum. The participants' scores on the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale; the Self-Compassion Scale; the Perceived Stress Scale; and the…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Middle School Students, Stress Management, Adolescents
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Lanyon, Richard I.; Thomas, Michael L. – Psychological Assessment, 2013
The 3 Higher Order (HO) scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 Restructured Form and the 3 core clinical scales of the Psychological Screening Inventory/Psychological Screening Inventory-2 were developed to broadly represent the 3 traditional psychiatric categories of mental disorder: major psychiatric disorder…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Validity, Personality Measures, Mental Disorders
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Knaster, Cara A.; Micucci, Joseph A. – Assessment, 2013
Client ethnicity has been shown to affect clinicians' diagnostic impressions. However, it is not known whether interpretation of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) clinical scales is affected by ethnic bias. In this study, clinicians (82 males, 60 females) provided severity ratings for six symptoms based on three MMPI-2…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Ethnicity, Racial Bias, Test Interpretation
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Oerke, Britta; Bogner, Franz X. – International Journal of Science Education, 2013
Socially desirable responses have been widely discussed as potentially biasing self-reported measures of environmental attitude and behaviour assessment. The direct and moderating effect of social desirability on children has not been analysed before. By applying a Lie scale together with a two-factor environmental attitude set measure and a scale…
Descriptors: Social Desirability, Child Behavior, Environmental Education, Attitude Measures
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Veltri, Carlo O. C.; Williams, John E. – Assessment, 2013
The use of psychological tests to help identify the noncredible overreporting of psychiatric disorders is a long-standing practice that has received considerable attention from researchers. The purpose of this study was to experimentally determine whether feigning specific psychiatric disorders moderated the influence of coaching on the detection…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Mental Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Undergraduate Students
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Hanchon, Timothy A.; Allen, Ryan A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
From its inception as a disability category in the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, serving students under the special education category Emotional Disturbance (ED) has been a challenging task for school psychologists. In particular, the vague and ambiguous federal definition has created an environment in which inconsistent assessment…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Emotional Disturbances, School Psychologists, Evaluation Methods
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Bender, Sarah White; Nibbelink, BradyLeigh; Towner-Thyrum, Elizabeth; Vredenburg, Debra – Creativity Research Journal, 2013
This study was an effort to identify correlates of creativity in women. A sample of 447 college students were given the picture completion subtest of the Torrance Test of Creative Thinking, the "How Do You Think Test," the Revised NEO Personality Inventory, the Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory, the Family Environment Scale, and the…
Descriptors: Females, Creativity, Individual Characteristics, Correlation
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Davis, J. Mark; Lao, Ian Leong – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Compared to other areas of the world and other Chinese societies such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, little is known about psychiatric conditions in Macao, a Special Administrative Region of China. There is growing evidence of the cross-national and cross-cultural validity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but there are no studies of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Lufi, Dubi; Awwad, Abeer – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2013
The purpose of this article was to describe an initial step developing a new scale to identify individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and test anxiety. Eighty-eight students answered the "Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2" (MMPI-2). The participants were drawn from the following three groups: (a) adults with LD and test…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Test Anxiety, Comparative Analysis, Test Validity
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Linde, Jennifer A.; Stringer, Deborah; Simms, Leonard J.; Clark, Lee Anna – Assessment, 2013
The Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality-Youth Version (SNAP-Y) is a new, reliable self-report questionnaire that assesses 15 personality traits relevant to both normal-range personality and the alternative "DSM"-5 model for personality disorder. Community adolescents, 12 to 18 years old (N = 364), completed the SNAP-Y; 347…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Adolescents, Measurement Techniques, Questionnaires
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Lowe, Patricia A. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2013
Two studies examined the psychometric properties of the Adult Manifest Anxiety Scale-College Version (AMAS-C) scores among U.S. college students. In Study 1,300 college students were administered the AMAS-C. Confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) indicated that the five-factor model (four anxiety factors and one lie factor) with a higher order factor…
Descriptors: Program Validation, Anxiety, Psychometrics, College Students
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