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Hood, S. Brian – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2012
Paul E. Newton argues in favor of a conception of validity, viz, "the consensus definition of validity," according to which the extension of the predicate "is valid" is a subset of "assessment-based decision-making procedure[s], which [are] underwritten by an argument that the assessment procedure can be used to measure the attribute entailed by…
Descriptors: Validity, Test Construction, Definitions, Psychological Testing
Choi, Hee-sook; Benson, Nicholas F.; Shudak, Nicholas J. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2016
The current study is an attempt to inform professionals, such as university trainers and field-based supervisors, as to the utility of professional dispositions assessment as a means of gauging teacher candidate success in their professional roles. According to the "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" (2014), test users…
Descriptors: Reliability, Validity, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
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Gardner, Rick M.; Brown, Dana L. – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
The purpose of this study was to construct and evaluate a contemporary misconception test based on popular myths in psychology. Misconceptions in psychology are commonplace, strongly held, and can be problematic for teaching accurate information. This study examined several predictors of misconceptions in eleven psychological topic areas. We also…
Descriptors: Psychology, Misconceptions, Undergraduate Students, Measures (Individuals)
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American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2014
Developed jointly by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education, "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" (Revised 2014) addresses professional and technical issues of test development and use in education, psychology, and…
Descriptors: Standards, Educational Testing, Psychological Testing, Test Construction
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Franklin, Jeremy D.; Smith, William A.; Hung, Man – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2014
Previous literature demonstrates that as a result of racial microaggressions and hostile campus racial climates, Latina/o students often state they experience psychological, physiological, and behavioral stress responses during and after racialized incidents on campuses. The purpose of this study is to quantitatively test the racial battle fatigue…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Racial Bias, College Environment, Aggression
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Bornstein, Robert F. – Psychological Assessment, 2011
Although definitions of validity have evolved considerably since L. J. Cronbach and P. E. Meehl's classic (1955) review, contemporary validity research continues to emphasize correlational analyses assessing predictor-criterion relationships, with most outcome criteria being self-reports. The present article describes an alternative way of…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Scores, Models, Psychological Evaluation
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Bal, P. Matthijs; Jansen, Paul G. W.; van der Velde, Mandy E. G.; de Lange, Annet H.; Rousseau, Denise M. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2010
Using a sample of post-retirement workers (N = 176), this study investigated the role of future time perspective (FTP) in psychological contracts. The study aimed to test: (i) whether future time perspective is related to employer psychological contract fulfillment and (ii) whether it moderates relations between psychological contract fulfillment…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Psychology, Older Workers, Sample Size
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Deb, Sibnath; Mukherjee, Aparna; Mathews, Ben – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2011
The broad objective of this study was to understand the incidence and severity of aggression among sexually abused girls who were trafficked and who were then further used for commercial sexual exploitation (referred to subsequently as sexually abused trafficked girls). In addition, the impact of counseling for minimizing aggression in these girls…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Females, Psychological Testing, Program Effectiveness
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Thomas, Michael L. – Assessment, 2011
Item response theory (IRT) and related latent variable models represent modern psychometric theory, the successor to classical test theory in psychological assessment. Although IRT has become prevalent in the measurement of ability and achievement, its contributions to clinical domains have been less extensive. Applications of IRT to clinical…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Psychological Evaluation, Reliability, Error of Measurement
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Senior, Chris; Fearon, Colm; Mclaughlin, Heather; Manalsuren, Saranzaya – International Journal of Educational Management, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to understand the nature of staff/employee (i.e. learning and teaching, curriculum support and administrative staff) perceptions, anxieties and worries about early merger change in the UK further education (FE) sector. Design/Methodology/Approach: Survey data were collected from 128 out of 562 employees to…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Contracts, Psychology
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Antshel, Kevin M.; Shprintzen, Robert; Fremont, Wanda; Higgins, Anne Marie; Faraone, Stephen V.; Kates, Wendy R. – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2010
Objective: To predict prodromal psychosis in adolescents with velocardiofacial syndrome (VCFS). Method: A total of 70 youth with VCFS, 27 siblings of youth with VCFS, and 25 community controls were followed from childhood (mean age = 11.8 years) into mid-adolescence (mean age = 15.0 years). Psychological tests measuring intelligence, academic…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Congenital Impairments, Genetic Disorders
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Zimmerman, Donald W.; Williams, Richard H.; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Ross, Donald – International Journal of Testing, 2005
This article focuses on Louis Guttman's contributions to the classical theory of educational and psychological tests, one of the lesser known of his many contributions to quantitative methods in the social sciences. Guttman's work in this field provided a rigorous mathematical basis for ideas that, for many decades after Spearman's initial work,…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Test Theory, Social Sciences, Psychological Testing
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McFall, Richard M. – Psychological Assessment, 2005
This article focuses on two key themes in the four featured reviews on evidence-based assessment. The first theme is the essential role of theory in psychological assessment. An overview of this complex, multilayered role is presented. The second theme is the need for a common metric with which to gauge the utility of specific psychological tests…
Descriptors: Psychological Evaluation, Theories, Psychological Testing, Psychometrics
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Blanton, Hart; Jaccard, James – American Psychologist, 2006
Many psychological tests have arbitrary metrics but are appropriate for testing psychological theories. Metric arbitrariness is a concern, however, when researchers wish to draw inferences about the true, absolute standing of a group or individual on the latent psychological dimension being measured. The authors illustrate this in the context of 2…
Descriptors: Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Testing, Case Studies, Psychologists
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Gurgan, Ugur – Educational Research and Reviews, 2013
The present study was an experimental research which was applied for increasing of the life tendencies and decreasing the loneliness of the university students, and in which the effect of psychological counselling in group on loneliness level was analysed. The present study consisting of mix measurements was carried out by 2x2 split-plot in order…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Group Counseling, College Students, Psychological Patterns
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