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Baghestani, Ahmad Reza; Ahmadi, Farzane; Tanha, Azadeh; Meshkat, Mojtaba – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
The content validity ratio (CVR), which is suggested by Lawshe (1975), is a widely used index to quantify content validity. In this study, the Bayesian approach is used to determine the minimum number of experts required to agree an item is essential, and then the CVR is calculated.
Descriptors: Content Validity, Bayesian Statistics, Specialists, Measurement Techniques
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Erford, Bradley T.; Bardhoshi, Gerta; Haecker, Paige; Shingari, Binish; Schleichter, Jennifer; Atalay, Zümra – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
Using effect sizes from Erford, Paul, Oncken, Kress, & Erford (2014) meta-analysis for treatments of oppositional defiant disorder and Erford, Bardhoshi, Ross, Gunther, & Duncan (2017) meta-analysis of conduct problems in school-aged youth, the 6 most commonly used disruptive behavior instruments were analyzed for practical and technical…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Check Lists, Child Behavior, Measures (Individuals)
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Xavier, Ana; Cunha, Marina; Pinto-Gouveia, José – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
This article aims to adapt and validate the Risk-Taking and Self-Harm Inventory for Adolescents (RTSHIA) in Portuguese. Results confirm the 2-factor structure originally proposed (risk-taking and self-harm). Both dimensions presented an adequate internal reliability and temporal stability. Convergent validity and sociodemographic differences are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Risk, Self Destructive Behavior, Adolescents
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Fu, Mingchen; Zhang, Li-Fang – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
The article describes the development and validation of the Career Personality Styles Inventory (CPSI). The CPSI comprehensively assesses Holland's career personality styles with only 22 items. Based on a series of 3 studies, we found satisfactory internal consistency, factor structure, and criterion validities of the newly constructed CPSI.
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Vocational Interests, Interest Inventories, Test Reliability
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Ludlow, Larry H.; Matz-Costa, Christina; Klein, Kelsey – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
Supporting continued involvement of older adults in productive activities is beneficial to individuals and society-at-large. Meaningful measurement of quality engagement in such activities is therefore essential. This article describes revisions to and validation of the Productive Engagement Portfolio--Scenario (PEP-S8) Scales, employing Rasch…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Participation, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity
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Bustamante, Andres S.; Greenfield, Daryl B. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
Currently, the most widely used direct assessment of motivation orientation for preschoolers has little to no research on its reliability and validity. This study examined the test-retest reliability and concurrent and predictive validity of this direct assessment. Results highlight potential limitations of this measure in capturing motivation…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, School Readiness
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Mazahreh, Laith G.; Stoltz, Kevin B.; Wolff, Lori A. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of an Arabic version of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS) using a Jordanian sample. The sample included 233 Jordanian citizens with Arabic as their native language. The final model revealed a moderate fit (root mean square error of approximation = 0.072) and was within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Validity, Vocational Adjustment, Measures (Individuals)
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Jankowski, Peter J. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
Construct validation evidence for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) offers support for the use of the IDI to assess individuals' ability to observe differences and similarities, and adapt behavior to cultural context. This review offers researchers and practitioners the information needed to make an informed decision about using the…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Adjustment (to Environment), Cultural Context, Measures (Individuals)
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Waldrop, Devin; Reschly, Amy L.; Fraysier, Kathleen; Appleton, James J. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Student Engagement Instrument--College version (SEI--C) with college students in the southeastern United States. Participants self-selected paper-and-pencil or online administration. Confirmatory factor analysis revealed a modified 5-factor structure. Measurement invariance of the modified…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Validity, Correlation, Student Motivation
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Lee, Ji-yeon; Shin, Yun-Jeong – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
The goal of this study was to validate the Experience in Close Relationships Scale--Short version (ECR--S) in Korean college students. One item of the attachment avoidance subscale was deleted following confirmatory factor analysis. The results suggest that the ECR--S demonstrated acceptable internal consistency and construct validity.
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Test Reliability
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Erford, Bradley T.; Jackson, Jessica; Bardhoshi, Gerta; Duncan, Kelly; Atalay, Zumra – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
Psychometric meta-analyses and reviews were provided for four commonly used suicidal ideation instruments: the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation, the Suicide Ideation Questionnaire, the Suicide Probability Scale, and Columbia--Suicide Severity Rating Scale. Practical and technical issues and best use recommendations for screening and outcome…
Descriptors: Suicide, Psychological Patterns, Meta Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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Lambie, Glenn W.; Mullen, Patrick R.; Swank, Jacqueline M.; Blount, Ashley – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
Supervisors evaluated counselors-in-training at multiple points during their practicum experience using the Counseling Competencies Scale (CCS; N = 1,070). The CCS evaluations were randomly split to conduct exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, resulting in a 2-factor model (61.5% of the variance explained).
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Counseling, Measures (Individuals), Competence
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Topcu, Çigdem; Erdur-Baker, Özgür – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The aim of this study is to update the Turkish version of the Revised Cyber Bullying Inventory (RCBI) and eliminate specific technology names. Validity and reliability tests were carried out with 1,803 high school students. The updated version of the RCBI yields valid and reliable scores measuring cyberbullying and victimization.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Donnelly, James P.; Lopata, Christopher; Jordan, Allyson K.; Thomeer, Marcus L.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; McDonald, Christin A.; Nelson, Andrew T. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
This study compared ratings by parents and teachers of 120 high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder on the Social Responsiveness Scale-2. Parent ratings were significantly higher than those of teachers; correlations between the informants were low to moderate. Parent--teacher pairs placed 87% of cases above the clinically…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Parent Attitudes
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Emelianchik-Key, Kelly; Hays, Danica G.; Hill, Tara – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2018
The Teen Screen for Dating Violence (TSDV) is an assessment that examines adolescent dating violence perpetration and victimization, perception and exposure to violence, and support systems. Through assessment, adolescents who are at high risk could be identified for prevention and early intervention. This article presents the development,…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Test Construction, Violence, Dating (Social)
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