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Cook, Desmond L.; Loadman, William E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984
A new instrument designed to assess perceptions and attitudes toward proposal development and funding was administered to 416 American Educational Research Association members. The instrument demonstrated good scaling properties and high internal consistency. Discriminations beyond the chance level were obtained on both sex and proposal…
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Educational Researchers
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Bannon, Susan H.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
Cognitive and affective scales for assessing computer attitudes were administered to 2,525 students and educators. Results supported test validity and reliability. Generally positive cognitive attitudes were found, as well as a rejection of negative affective attitudes. (The 14 items are included) (GDC)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Affective Measures, Attitude Measures, Cognitive Tests
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Duttweiler, Patricia C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984
This paper presents the development of a new measure of locus of control for adults, the Internal Control Index. Analysis of a field test and a junior college administration indicated an estimated reliability of .84, the presence of a strong principal component, two replicable factors, and evidence for convergent validity. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Adults, Factor Structure, Item Analysis, Locus of Control
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Brandwein, Ann Cohen; DiVittis, Anthony – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
A quantitative way of measuring peer tutor training programs and peer tutor effectiveness is presented. The evaluation of a peer group training course at Baruch College (City University of New York), for which this questionnaire was developed, is described. This measure is adaptable to most higher education peer tutoring programs. (Author/BS)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Peer Teaching, Program Effectiveness
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Crino, Michael D.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
The random response technique was compared to a direct questionnaire, administered to college students, to investigate whether or not the responses predicted the social desirability of the item. Results suggest support for the hypothesis. A 33-item version of the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale which was used is included. (GDC)
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Confidentiality, Higher Education, Item Analysis
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Krus, David J.; Stanley, Maureen A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
The Attitudes toward Bilingual Education scale was shown to be valid with respect to its ability to discriminate between proponents of bilingual education and a general population. (The 23-item scale is included). (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Bilingual Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Attitudes
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Forsythe, George B.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
The Resident Evaluation Form (REF) was developed to assess resident physicians' clinical performance. This research sought to empirically evaluate the intuitively derived REF scales representing areas of clinical performance: interpersonal ability, cognitive ability, clinical skills, and professional attributes. Analysis yielded cognitive…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions), Cognitive Ability, Factor Analysis
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Hakstian, A. Ralph; Woolsey, Lorette K. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
The paper presented evidence of the criterion related validity of several Comprehensive Ability Battery (CAB) tests relative to criterion variables representing first year college achievement. Information regarding the criterion related validity of nontraditional tests of the CAB reflecting divergent production hypothesized to be associated with…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude Tests, College Freshmen, Higher Education
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Baker, Robert L.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
The utility of teacher ratings of student academic performance and psychosocial behaviors as technically sound indirect measures of student outcomes was demonstrated in a long-term study of the effects of background variables on a cohort of Danish children (n=350). The Baker-Mednick Teacher Rating Form was developed for this purpose. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Behavior Patterns, Elementary Secondary Education
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Iwanicki, Edward F. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
Procedures used to develop and validate an instrument appropriate for assessing the status of teacher evaluation practices in schools are described. Data are presented substantiating the reliability and validity of the instrument, as well as its sensitivity to differences in teacher evaluation programs. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation, Teacher Evaluation
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Richards, Herbert C.; Gamache, Robert – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1979
The Belief Polarity Scale, an index of racial prejudice, was administered to 76 educators of mixed racial background before and after an interracial human relations workshop. Analysis of variance revealed that polarity scores discriminated by race and that change in polarity was a function of pretest dogmatism. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Beliefs, Blacks
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Lawson, J. S.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1979
A 30-item measure of self-esteem in social situations was developed. Factor analysis revealed that a single general factor accounted for 39.7 percent of the total variance. Reliability data based on 128 subjects and normative data based on 265 subjects are provided. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Interpersonal Competence, Self Concept Measures, Self Esteem
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Middleton, Ernest J.; Mason, Emanuel J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1979
The factorial validity was investigated of a 55-item instrument designed for use in a recently desegregated school district to assess staff training needs. Factor analysis supported the validity of the instrument. (The 55 items are presented). (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Factor Structure
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Platten, Marvin R.; Williams, Larry R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1979
The Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale was administered twice to a sample of elementary school pupils and both sets of data were factor analyzed. Results led the authors to question the factor stability of the instrument. (Items are included). (JKS)
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Intermediate Grades, Orthogonal Rotation, Self Concept Measures
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Lewis, John – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1979
A 20-item scale, based upon the Estes Reading Attitude Scale, was constructed to measure elementary students' attitudes toward reading. Results supported its reliability and validity for third, fourth, and fifth graders. (The scale is included). (JKS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary Education, Interest Inventories, Program Attitudes