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Kamphaus, Randy W.; Thorpe, Jennifer S.; Winsor, Anne Pierce; Kroncke, Anna P.; Dowdy, Erin T.; VanDeventer, Meghan C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2007
A principal components analysis of the Teacher Rating Scale-Child (TRS-C) of the Behavior Assessment System for Children was conducted with a cross-sectional cohort of 659 children in Grades 1 to 5. A predictive validity study was then conducted with a 2-year longitudinal sample of 206 children. The results suggested that scores from the resulting…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
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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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Retzlaff, Paul; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
Construction and validation of the Personality Adjective Inventory, a new test of personality based on Murray's need-press theory and following the lead of the Personality Research Form is described. The inventory shows excellent psychometric properties across several measures of reliability, stability, and validity. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Personality Measures, Psychometrics, Rating Scales
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Zbaracki, Jacqueline U.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
The 121-item Children's Interest Inventory was administered to 517 children in grades four through six. Teachers also rated each child's scholastic, social, and creative ability. Factor analysis revealed nine boys' factors and eight girls'. Interests were not related to ability ratings, somewhat related to grade, and highly related to gender.…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Childhood Interests, Elementary School Students, Factor Structure
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Abbott, Robert D.; Perkins, David – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
In three studies, college students evaluated their instructor on student-rating-of-instruction items. Based upon item content and a component analysis of the item intercorrelations, four scales were constructed. They were judged to possess an acceptable degree of internal consistency and construct validity to be useful in further research.…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Higher Education, Rating Scales, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance
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King, Daniel W.; King, Lynda A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1983
A three-facet (items, forms, and testing occasions) random effects generalizability analysis was used to evaluate the precision of each of the five domain measures of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale. The recently developed scale measures attitudes toward the equality of males and females. (Author/PN)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitude Measures, Generalizability Theory, Rating Scales
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Miller, Max D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1982
A review of the literature, existing instructional theory, and critical incident techniques aided in the development of a rating instrument consisting of 40 items regarding the clinical experiences of third-year medical students. Factor analysis indicated that clinical teaching can be described in terms useful for specification of teaching…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Higher Education, Measures (Individuals), Medical Education
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Champion, Cecilia H.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1988
A shortcut method for developing behaviorally anchored rating scales (BARSs) was studied. Two groups of six students using an instructional booklet developed shortcut BARSs to evaluate teachers. Undergraduates from nine introductory psychology classes (N=186) used these scales to assess their instructors. Psychometric characteristics of shortcut…
Descriptors: Behavior, Measurement Techniques, Measures (Individuals), Professors
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Voelkl, Kristin E. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
Development of a student rating scale to assess the degree to which students identify with school and gender or racial group differences in identification is described. Confirmatory factor analysis results with 3,539 eighth graders suggest that a unidimensional scale reflects identification better than separate measures of belonging and valuing.…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Group Membership, Identification (Psychology), Junior High School Students
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Short, Paula M.; Rinehart, James S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Three studies involving 79 teacher leaders, 4 school empowerment experts, and 387 secondary school teachers indicate that the 38-item School Participant Empowerment Scale (SPES) may tap 6 dimensions of empowerment within the school organization identified in the literature. The SPES effectively measures perceived empowerment in school settings.…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Decision Making, Educational Environment, Factor Analysis
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Sanchez-Herrero, Silvia A.; Sanchez, Ma del Pilar – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
A study with 118 male and 87 female junior high school students in Spain using a scale developed to assess anxiety among Spanish students associated with learning a second language found a relationship between low anxiety and superior performance in the second language (English). The scale obtained predictive validity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Anxiety, Attitude Measures, Cognitive Ability
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Vallerand, Robert J.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1993
Studied concurrent and construct validities of the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS) (English translation of a scale developed in French) with 107 male and 110 female junior college students in Montreal (Canada) who completed the AMS and other motivation assessments. Findings support both concurrent and construct validity of the AMS. (SLD)
Descriptors: Concurrent Validity, Construct Validity, Correlation, Educational Assessment
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Finn, Jeremy D.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
Development of a teacher rating scale--the Student Participation Questionnaire (SPQ)--to assess the form/extent of participation in class/school activities among elementary-school students and its administration to 2,207 fourth graders in 258 classrooms in 74 schools are described. The SPQ yields three reliable scales germane to elementary school…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Questionnaires
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Gruber, Christian P.; Carriuolo, Nancy – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
Three studies of construction and validity of a learner typology and an instructor typology based on the Canfield Learning Styles Inventory were conducted, using 851 male and 543 female community college students and 117 male and 120 female community college faculty members. The results provide support for both typologies. (SLD)
Descriptors: Classification, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, College Faculty
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Romero, Jose Eulogio; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Development of new measures of the two dimensions underlying experiential learning theory using content domain described by D. A. Kolb is reported. Responses from 509 and 153 undergraduates and factor analysis establish the instruments' reliability and 2-dimensional structure. Preliminary evidence of validity is also provided. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Factor Structure, Goodness of Fit, Higher Education
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