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Reckase, Mark D.; Xu, Jing-Ru – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
How to compute and report subscores for a test that was originally designed for reporting scores on a unidimensional scale has been a topic of interest in recent years. In the research reported here, we describe an application of multidimensional item response theory to identify a subscore structure in a test designed for reporting results using a…
Descriptors: English, Language Skills, English Language Learners, Scores
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Okumura, Taichi – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2014
This study examined the empirical differences between the tendency to omit items and reading ability by applying tree-based item response (IRTree) models to the Japanese data of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) held in 2009. For this purpose, existing IRTree models were expanded to contain predictors and to handle…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Item Response Theory, Test Items, Reading Ability
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Murayama, Kou; Zhou, Mingming; Nesbit, John C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
The psychometric properties of scores from the Achievement Goal Questionnaire were examined in samples of Japanese (N = 326) and Canadian (N = 307) postsecondary students. Previous research found evidence of a four-factor structure of achievement goals in U.S. samples. Using confirmatory factor-analytic techniques, the authors found strong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Factor Analysis
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Paik, Chie; Michael, William B. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Studied the internal consistency reliability and construct validity of scores on each of five dimensions of a Japanese version of the Dimensions of Self-Concept Scale. Results for 354 female high school students show that a five-factor oblique model accounts for the greatest proportion of covariance in the matrix of 15 subtests. Contains 20…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Factor Structure, Females, Foreign Countries
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Sukigara, Masune – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
The New Japanese version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) was administered twice to 200 Japanese female college students to verify the equivalence of the computer- and booklet-administered formats. For four scales, scores from the computer version were statistically significantly higher than those from the booklet…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Females, Foreign Countries
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Satake, Eiki; Amato, Philip P. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
The incidence, correlates, and effects of mathematics anxiety were studied for 154 Japanese children in grades 5 and 6. Factor analysis identified four dimensions of mathematics anxiety, and a number of relationships between achievement test scores and grades, gender, and class were also identified. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Correlation, Cross Cultural Studies, Elementary Education
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White, Marion M.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
The validity of the Organizational Commitment Questionnaire as a measure of organizational commitment in the Japanese culture was studied with 1,481 Japanese employees. The three-factor model was a better fit to the data than the one- or two-factor models. Results support the cross-cultural utility of the measure. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Employees, Factor Analysis