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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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Melchert, Timothy P.; Sayger, Thomas V. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1998
This report describes the development of the Family Background Questionnaire, a 179-item instrument with 22 subscales designed to assess memories of family characteristics. Results with 1,020 college students in three separate studies for initial reliability and validity, factor analysis, and test-retest reliability support the reliability and…
Descriptors: College Students, Family Characteristics, Higher Education, Memory
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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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Schau, Candace; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
The development of the Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics is described, and the results from several validity analyses performed with 1,203 college students are presented. Additional validity evidence was obtained through correlation with the Attitudes Toward Statistics Scale of S. L. Wise for a subsample of 221 students. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Correlation, Higher Education, Statistics
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Edmundson, Elizabeth W.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1993
The development and tryout of an instrument designed to measure college students' attitudes toward alcohol demonstrate the utility of Guttman's facet analysis for developing and validating instruments. Findings from the survey, administered to 1,049 students, support the construct validity of the instrument. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Students, Construct Validity, Content Validity
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Thompson, Bruce; Borrello, Gloria M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
The utility of combining confirmatory factor analysis and second-order methods is illustrated in a study of responses of 487 undergraduate and graduate students to the love instrument of C. Hendrick and S. Hendrick. Second-order confirmatory methods allow the researcher to explore complex realities more thoroughly. (SLD)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, College Students, Error of Measurement, Heuristics
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Murillo, Nathan; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
An effort was made to determine the factorial validity of a preliminary scale for student evaluation of group counseling. Results of this factor analysis and those of a detailed item analysis were used to develop a new form of the Scale for the Evaluation of Group Counseling Experiences. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Students, Counselor Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Martin, John D.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
The California Psychological Inventory (CPI), the Slosson Intelligence Test (SIT), and the Shipley-Institute of Living Scale (SILS) were administered to undergraduates. The Intellectual Efficiency scale scores were correlated .52 with the SIT scores and .39 with the SILS scores. The SIT and SILS were correlated .49. (Author/GK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Tests, College Students, Correlation