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Keeley, Jared W.; English, Taylor; Irons, Jessica; Henslee, Amber M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2013
Many measurement biases affect student evaluations of instruction (SEIs). However, two have been relatively understudied: halo effects and ceiling/floor effects. This study examined these effects in two ways. To examine the halo effect, using a videotaped lecture, we manipulated specific teacher behaviors to be "good" or "bad"…
Descriptors: Robustness (Statistics), Test Bias, Course Evaluation, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Luttrell, Vickie R.; Callen, Bruce W.; Allen, Charles S.; Wood, Mark D.; Deeds, Donald G.; Richard, David C. S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
The goal of this study was to develop a self-report inventory that measures individual differences in the perceived value of mathematical literacy for general education students. The Mathematics Value Inventory (MVI) is grounded in the Eccles et al. model of achievement-related choices and surveys students' beliefs in four areas: interest, general…
Descriptors: General Education, Social Desirability, High Achievement, Numeracy
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Lee, Young-Sun; Grossman, Jennifer; Krishnan, Anita – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2008
This study examined the cultural relevance of adult attachment within a Korean sample (N = 390) using Rasch rating scale modeling. The psychometric properties of scores from the Korean version of the Revised Experiences in Close Relationships, comprised of two subscales of Anxiety (self) and Avoidance (other), were assessed. Results obtained from…
Descriptors: Cultural Relevance, Attachment Behavior, Rating Scales, Psychometrics
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Davis, Susan L.; Finney, Sara J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
The Cross-Cultural Adaptability Inventory (CCAI) was developed as a tool to assess an individual's effectiveness in cross-cultural interaction and communication. Because limited validity evidence had been published regarding the CCAI, the purpose of the current study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of CCAI scores, specifically focusing…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Evaluation Research, Intercultural Communication
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Hong, Sehee; Wong, Eunice C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2005
The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) is one of the most frequently used instruments in the study of depression both within and outside of the United States. Though developed primarily with European American clinical populations, the BDI has been applied in nonclinical and non-Western samples. To determine whether such a practice is warranted, the…
Descriptors: Difficulty Level, Rating Scales, Depression (Psychology), Evaluation Methods
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Leite, Walter L.; Beretvas, S. Natasha – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2005
The Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale (MCSDS), the most commonly used social desirability bias (SDB) assessment, conceptualizes SDB as an individual's need for approval. The Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR) measures SDB as two separate constructs: impression management and self-deception. Scores on SDB scales are commonly…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Social Desirability, Scores
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Peeters, Helga; Lievens, Filip – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2005
There is increasing interest in using situational judgment tests (SJTs) to supplement traditional student admission procedures. An important unexplored issue is whether students can intentionally distort or fake their responses on SJTs. This study examined the fakability of an SJT of college students' performance. Two hundred ninety-three…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Psychometrics, Scores, Personality Measures
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Toland, Michael D.; De Ayala, R. J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2005
This study examined the factorial validity of scores on the newly developed Students' Evaluation of Teaching Effectiveness Rating Scale (SETERS) through a series of confirmatory and multilevel structures. Conventional confirmatory factor analyses using the total covariance and pooled within-covariance matrices from two midwestern universities…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Test Validity, Rating Scales, Factor Analysis
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Utsey, Shawn O.; Brown, Christa; Bolden, Mark A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the factorial invariance of the Africultural Coping Systems Inventory's (ACSI) measurement model and underlying factor structure across three independent and ethnically distinct samples of African descent populations. Results indicated that factor pattern coefficients of the ACSI's underlying…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Coping, Factor Structure, African Americans
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French, Brian F.; Oakes, William – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2004
The Institutional Integration Scale is claimed to measure five facets of college student academic and social integration. The scale was based on Tintos model of college student withdrawal. Psychometric properties of the scale were examined based on a sample of 1st-year college students. These results led to item revisions and additions. The scale…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Social Integration, Test Validity
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Baker, Frank – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1971
Descriptors: College Students, Identification (Psychology), Personality Assessment, Personality Development
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Ard, Nicholas; Cook, Stuart W. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1977
An existing multidimensional racial attitude inventory was adapted from an agree-disagree format to a rating format. Evidence is presented that this adaptation was successfully accomplished while maintaining strong correspondence to the original, validated instrument. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, College Students, Higher Education
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Jackson, Douglas N. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Two major purposes were to (1) appraise the extent to which relatively naive item writers can produce valid personality scales, and (2) compare these scales with scales derived from other strategies, particularly those employing empirical methods using an external criterion. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Experience, Personality Measures
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Covert, Robert W.; Mason, Emanuel J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1974
Descriptors: College Students, Factor Analysis, Questionnaires, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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Bessant, Kenneth C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1997
This study reports on the development and psychometric properties of a new 87-item Mathematics Information Processing Scale that explores learning strategies, metacognitive problem-solving skills, and attentional deployment. Results with 340 college students support the use of the instrument, for which factor analysis identified five theoretically…
Descriptors: Attention, Cognitive Processes, College Students, Factor Analysis
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