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Walters, Lynda Henley; Klein, Alice E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
Two scales were submitted together for factor analyses in order to determine the extent to which the dimensions of locus of control and anomie were related from the perspective of adolescents. It was concluded that the instruments measure different constructs and are factorially valid when considered together. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Factor Analysis, Locus of Control, Measures (Individuals)
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Walters, Lynda Henley; Klein, Alice E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1980
Underlying constructs of the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children (NSLOCSC) were identified through factor analysis and cross-validated with two similar samples of high school students. The two resultant dimensions appeared to measure Social Control (six items) and Self Control (two items). (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, High Schools, Locus of Control
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Walters, Lynda Henley; Klein, Alice E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1980
This analysis indicated that the Crumbaugh Purpose-In-Life Test is suitable for use with adolescents, and contains two orthogonal dimensions: Despair and Enthusiasm. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Factor Analysis, High Schools
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Klein, Alice E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1978
The ability of the Slosson Intelligence Test to predict academic achievement was assessed by using three samples of pre-kindergarten pupils from three successive years in a large midwest school district. Results indicate a moderately good predictive power of the instrument. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Early Childhood Education, Intelligence Tests, Learning Readiness
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Klein, Alice E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1978
The Beery Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration consists of 24 geometric forms that are to be copied into a test booklet. This study demonstrated the ability of the test to predict academic achievement in preschool children. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, Early Childhood Education, Nonverbal Tests