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Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J.; Guzman, Elvira Martinez – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2009
This study investigates the effect of mode of administration of the Raven Standard Progressive Matrices test on distribution, accuracy, and meaning of raw scores. A random sample of high school students take counterbalanced paper-and-pencil and computer-based administrations of the test and answer a questionnaire surveying preferences for…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Raw Scores, Statistical Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing
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Woehr, David J.; Arciniega, Luis M.; Lim, Doo H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2007
The authors examined the measurement equivalence of the Multidimensional Work Ethic Profile (MWEP) across the diverse cultures of Korea, Mexico, and the United States. Korean- and Spanish-language versions of the MWEP were developed and evaluated relative to the original English version of the measure. Confirmatory factor analytic results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Profiles, Work Ethic, Measures (Individuals)
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Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
Translation and cultural adaptation of rating scales are two critical components in testing culturally and/or linguistically heterogeneous populations. Despite the proper use of these scales, challenges typically arise from respondents' language, culture, ratiocination, and characteristics of measurement processes. This study investigated factors…
Descriptors: Investigations, Response Style (Tests), Rating Scales, Spanish Speaking
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Arce-Ferrer, Alvaro J.; Ketterer, John J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Findings for high school students in Mexico (n=3,153 and n=400) administered a career decision making self-efficacy scale show that tailoring the scale with the best etic and emic items neither improved recovery of the factor-structure nor reduced the effects of the extreme-response style variable. (SLD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries
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Solano-Flores, Guillermo – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1993
Studied the ability of logical test design (LTD) to predict student performance in reading Roman numerals for 211 sixth graders in Mexico City tested on Roman numeral items varying on LTD-related and non-LTD-related variables. The LTD-related variable item iterativity was found to be the best predictor of item difficulty. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Algorithms, Difficulty Level, Elementary School Students
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Alvidres, Maria D.; Whitworth, Randolph H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
A validity study on a locally developed college entrance examination was conducted. Thirteen variables combined accounted for only 20 percent of the total variance in university grade point average. A critical analysis of the entrance examination and university selection procedures is discussed and contrasted with data from United States colleges.…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, College Freshmen, Foreign Countries