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Martin, Jessica L.; Zamboanga, Byron L.; Haase, Richard F.; Buckner, Lindsay C. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
The purpose of this study was to assess measurement equivalence of the 15-item Protective Behavioral Strategies Scale (PBSS) across White and Black college students. Results partially supported measurement equivalence across racial groups. Clinicians and researchers should be cautious in using the PBSS to make comparisons between White and Black…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, White Students, African American Students, Drinking
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Bloom, Zachary D.; Dillman Taylor, Dalena – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
We performed an exploratory factor analysis on the Online Dating Intensity Scale with a sample of emerging adult college students (N = 494). The data analyses resulted in a 1-factor, 5-item assessment that explained 60.79% of the variance.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Likert Scales, Dating (Social), Young Adults
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Trub, Leora; Barbot, Baptiste – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
The "Messaging Motivations Questionnaire" ("MMQ") is a concise 8-item measure, which consists of two subscales capturing people's typical motivations to text. The MMQ was developed through focus groups and item analysis based on a pilot study, followed by a larger validation study involving a sample of 982 young adults. Factor…
Descriptors: Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Computer Mediated Communication, Self Expression
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Swank, Jacqueline M.; Limberg, Dodie; Liu, Ren – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
This article focuses on the development of the Altruism Scale for Children (ASC). Analyses revealed a one-factor model with internal consistency of 0.89 and test-retest reliability of 0.94. The authors also discuss the implications for using the instrument for assessing the need for interventions and measuring program outcomes.
Descriptors: Test Construction, Altruism, Caring, Children
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Erford, Bradley T.; Atalay, Zumra; Bardhoshi, Gerta – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
This systematic review explores psychometric properties of the Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory adult version (SASSI-3), the most commonly used instrument by counselors for assessment and diagnosis of alcohol and substance use.
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Substance Abuse, Adults, Psychometrics
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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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