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Talento-Miller, Eileen; Rudner, Lawrence M. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2008
The validity of Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores is examined by summarizing 273 studies conducted between 1997 and 2004. Each of the studies was conducted through the Validity Study Service of the test sponsor and contained identical variables and statistical methods. Validity coefficients from each of the studies were corrected…
Descriptors: Validity, Business Administration Education, Graduate Study, College Entrance Examinations
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Munroe, Arnold; Pearson, Carolyn – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2006
Institutions of higher education want to diversify their learning climates, and many offer courses in multiculturalism, yet these courses still do not meet the needs of attitudinal change. A new instrument was developed, the Munroe Multicultural Attitude Scale Questionnaire (MASQUE), that was theoretically based in Banks's transformative approach,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Data Analysis, Test Reliability
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Marcus, Bernd – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2003
Contrasted a new measure of self-control, the Retrospective Behavioral Self-Control scale (RBS), with the most widespread measure of this construct (H. Grasmick and others, 1993). Results show that the RBS measured the general factor of behavior across samples of 214 and 213 undergraduates and 76 employees, but the other scale, used with only one…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Construct Validity, Employees, Higher Education
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Skorikov, Vladimir B.; Vandervoort, Debra J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2003
Examined the relationships between the constructs of depression as measured by the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) and the revised Beck Depression Inventory (BDI; Beck and others, 1979) in 261 college students. Findings suggest the BDI and CES-D measure different aspects of depression and should not be used…
Descriptors: College Students, Depression (Psychology), Higher Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Hopko, Derek R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2003
Studied the construct validity of the revised Math Anxiety Rating Scale (L. Alexander and C. Martray, 1989) using a sample of 815 college students. Results show that the revised measure may represent a more parsimonious and valid measurement approach than the original scale for assessing mathematics anxiety. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Construct Validity, Higher Education, Mathematics Anxiety
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Hong, Sehee; Malik, Mary L.; Lee, Min-Kyu – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2003
Used latent means analysis in the framework of structural equation modeling to explore the factor structure and gender differences associated with the Personal Style Inventory (PSI; C. Robins and others, 1994) with 508 Korean undergraduates. Results support the cross-cultural stability of the PSI factor structure. Women had higher scores than men…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Cokley, Kevin; Komarraju, Meera; King, Aisha; Cunningham, Dana; Muhammed, Grace – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2003
Examined the validity and reliability of scores on the Academic Self-Concept Scale (W. Reynolds and others, 1980) in groups of 291 European American and 396 African American college students. Results suggest important ethnic differences in the structure of academic self-concept regarding beliefs about ability and the relationship between effort…
Descriptors: Ability, Academic Achievement, Beliefs, Black Students
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McCarthy, Julie M.; Goffin, Richard D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Studied the psychometric properties of the Test Attitude Survey (R. Arvey and others, 1990) with a sample of 242 undergraduates. Results indicate adequate convergent validity for scores on the TAS, but there is room for improvement in the overall structural validity of scores on this measure. (SLD)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Psychometrics, Scores, Student Attitudes
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Hamilton, Richard J.; Akhter, Selina – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Studied the construct validity of the dimensions of the Multidimensional-Multiattributional Causality Scale based on B. Wiener's attribution model (1979) in achievement and affiliation goal domains. Results for 172 New Zealand college students provide evidence that the measure is better used as a goal specific measure than a general measure. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement, Attribution Theory, Causal Models, College Students
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Stumpf, Heinrich; Stanley, Julian C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Studied prediction of college freshman performance and graduation in U.S. colleges by examining aggregated data at the institutional level for 1,429 4-year institutions. Results suggest that persistence to graduation as a characteristic of student populations at a college can be predicted better than persistence at the individual level at a given…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Students, Grade Point Average, Graduation Rate
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Thompson, Bruce; Cook, Collen – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Conducted a reliability generalization meta-analysis of subscale and total scale scores on the Web-administered LibQUAL+ (tm) (Cook and others, 2002), a measure of library service quality. Data for 18,161 participants from 43 universities show that score reliabilities are remarkably invariant across campuses and different over groups. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Generalization, Higher Education, Library Services
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Melancon, Janet G. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Studied the reliability, structure, and criterion-related validity of the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI; C. Weinstein, 1987) using data from 502 university students. Results suggest that the LASSI may not measure the postulated 10 scales typically used to report results. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Correlation, Factor Structure, Higher Education
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Goldberg, Amie L.; Pedulla, Joseph J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Studied the relationship between test mode (paper and pencil or computerized with and without editorial control) and computer familiarity for 222 undergraduates. Results emphasize the importance of evaluating time constraints when converting exams from paper to computer delivery. (SLD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Literacy, Higher Education, Test Construction
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Shermis, Mark D.; Koch, Chantal Mees; Page, Ellis B.; Keith, Timothy Z.; Harrington, Susanmarie – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Studied the use of an automated grader to score essays holistically and by rating traits through two experiments that evaluated 807 Web-based essays and then compared 386 essays to evaluations by 6 human raters. Results show the essay grading software to be efficient and able to grade about six documents a second. (SLD)
Descriptors: Automation, College Students, Computer Software, Essays
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Harris, Sandra M.; Halpin, Glennelle – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2002
Developed and validated the Factors Influencing Pursuit of Higher Education Questionnaire, a self-report measure of factors influencing individuals to pursue higher education. Exploratory factor analysis of data from 509 college students supports a nine-factor solution. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Students, Factor Structure, Higher Education
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