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Gray, Mary McPhail; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
The 72-item Erikson Psychosocial Stage Inventory (EPSI) was factor analyzed for a group of 534 university freshmen and sophomore students. Seven factors emerged, which were labeled Initiative, Industry, Identity, Friendship, Dating, Goal Clarity, and Self-Confidence. Item's representing Erikson's factors, Trust and Autonomy, were dispersed across…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Higher Education
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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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Miles, Edward W.; King, Wesley C., Jr. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1998
Whether gender and administration mode (computer versus pencil and paper) influenced mean scores on four noncognitive psychological instruments was studied with 874 undergraduates. Results show no statistically significant interaction between gender and administration mode, although statistically significant main effects were found for both gender…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Educational Testing, Higher Education, Personality Assessment
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Mick, David Glen – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2000
Suggest that the call for more pointed graduate education and more affirmative journal policies on replication-extension made by R. Hubbard and P. Ryan is useful, although inadequate and probably pointless. Statistical significance testing appears to be here to stay despite the charge that it is of "marginal scientific value." (SLD)
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Higher Education, Meta Analysis, Psychological Testing
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Zebb, Barbara J.; Meyers, Lawrence S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1993
The reliability and validity of the revised California Psychological Inventory's (CPI) Vector 1 scale, a measure of introversion and extraversion, were studied with 345 college students (109 males and 236 females). Results support the scale as a valid measure of the introversion-extraversion construct of H. G. Gough. (SLD)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, College Students, Correlation, Extraversion Introversion
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Austin, J. Sue – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
The efficacy of 5 scales of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) in detecting fake good, fake bad, and honest profiles was investigated for 110 undergraduate students instructed to fake good, fake bad, or respond honestly. An analysis of variance suggests that these validity scales are useful. (SLD)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Diagnostic Tests, Higher Education, Lying
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Beyler, Jane; Schmeck, Ronald Ray – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
The construct validity of the holistic-analytic continuum in information processing strategies was generally supported by an evaluation of the following instruments: (1) the Inventory of Learning Processes; (2) the Human Information Processing Survey; (3) the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator; and (4) the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire. Subjects were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Comparative Testing, Construct Validity, Higher Education
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Long, Edgar C. J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1990
The development, preliminary assessment, and uses of two paper-and-pencil measures of dyadic perspective-taking are described. A literature review revealed 23 perspective-taking type items each for the Self Dyadic Perspective-Taking Scale and the Other Dyadic Perspective-Taking Scale. Results for 277 college students indicate that the tests are…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Testing, Higher Education, Perspective Taking
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Davis, Caroline; Cowles, Michael – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1989
Computerized and paper-and-pencil versions of four standard personality inventories administered to 147 undergraduates were compared for: (1) test-retest reliability; (2) scores; (3) trait anxiety; (4) interaction between method and social desirability; and (5) preferences concerning method of testing. Doubts concerning the efficacy of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, Higher Education, Personality Measures
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Willoughby, T. Lee; Hutcheson, Sam J. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1978
The standard growth expectations for various levels and categories of the Quarterly Profile Examination were reported in this study as an approach to assessing edumetric validity. The results demonstrated the usefulness of computing standard growth expectations for tests used in the measurement of within-individual growth. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Criterion Referenced Tests, Growth Patterns, Higher Education
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Shorkey, Clayton T.; Whiteman, Victor L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1977
The results of initial validity and reliability studies on the Rational Behavior Inventory are presented. The instrument was developed to be used for assessment, treatment planning, and evaluation of clients by counselors who use Rational Emotive Therapy. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Processes, Higher Education, Psychological Evaluation
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Vidoni, Dennis O. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1977
In the original item factor analysis of the Adjective Check List, evidence was found for seven main factors. In this cross-validation study, five of the seven factors were replicated: social desirability, introversion/extroversion, internal discomfort, cognitive independence, and social attractiveness. Tables with factor loadings are presented.…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Item Analysis, Personality Measures