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Erford, Bradley T.; Bardhoshi, Gerta; Duncan, Kelly; Voucas, Stephanie; Dewlin, Emily – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
The Self-Evaluation Scale-Self-Report version was designed to assess self-concept in students aged 10 to 17 years. Coefficient a was 0.94, and test-retest was 0.87. A unidimensional construct emerged with strong convergent validity with scores on the Piers-Harris 2 (r = 0.77) and Self-Efficacy Self-Report Scale (r = 0.70).
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Self Concept, Self Concept Measures, Self Efficacy
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Kim, Boyoung; Zyromski, Brett; Mariani, Melissa; Lee, Sang Min; Carey, John C. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
The Junior Metacognitive Awareness Inventory is a student self-report scale developed to correspond to a two-factor model of metacognition. Exploratory (N = 1,783) and confirmatory factor analysis (N = 942) were conducted using data from students in Grades 6 through 12 with results supporting two underlying factors corresponding to Knowledge and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Measurement Techniques, Schemata (Cognition), Factor Structure
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Miñano Pérez, Pablo; Costa, Juan Luis Castejón; Corbi, Raquel Gilar; Iniesta, Alejandro Veas – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
We examined the psychometric properties of the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised in a Spanish population (n = 1,398). Confirmatory factor analysis procedures supported the instrument's five-factor structure. The results of discriminant analysis demonstrated the predictive power of the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised scales as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures
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Strunk, Kamden K.; Lane, Forrest C. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
A common concern about the Beck Depression Inventory, Second edition (BDI-II) among researchers in the area of depression has long been the single-factor scoring scheme. Methods exist for making cross-sample comparisons of latent structure but tend to rely on estimation methods that can be imprecise and unnecessarily complex. This study presents a…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Error of Measurement, Diagnostic Tests
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Daire, Andrew P.; Gonzalez, Jennifer E.; O'Hare, Vanessa N. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
The Parental Stress and Coping Inventory was developed for mental health professionals serving low-income and low-resource parents. A sample of 1,567 parents completed a revised Family Adjustment Measure for the exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses conducted in this study. Findings resulted in three scales that explained 53% of the…
Descriptors: Coping, Stress Variables, Measures (Individuals), Low Income
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Bloom, Zachary D.; Gutierrez, Daniel; Lambie, Glenn W. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
Researchers performed an exploratory factor analysis on the Attitudes Toward Erotica Questionnaire (ATEQ) and examined the construct and concurrent validity of the ATEQ data with a sample of practicing counselors and marriage and family therapists in the state of Florida (N = 373). The data analyses resulted in a two-factor, 10-item assessment…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Test Validity, Attitude Measures, Questionnaires
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Cramer, Robert J.; Burks, Alixandra C.; Golom, Frank D.; Stroud, Caroline H.; Graham, James L. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
We tested the psychometric properties of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale. Findings included (1) a three-factor structure (i.e., Negative Identity, Identity Uncertainty, Identity Superiority); (2) less positive identities among HIV-positive persons, African Americans, males, and bisexuals; and (3) convergent patterns with subjective…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Lau, Patrick S. Y.; Wang, Bo; Myers, Jane E. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
The Five-Factor Wellness Inventory was adapted to study secondary school teachers' wellness in Hong Kong. The adapted inventory has shown acceptable reliability and validity (n = 234). Profiles showed their highest score on Social Self and lowest on Physical Self. Gender, age, marriage status, and religion differences were found in overall…
Descriptors: Measurement, Wellness, Secondary School Teachers, Scores
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Balkin, Richard S.; Richey Gosnell, Katelyn M.; Holmgren, Andrew; Osborne, Jason W. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
Nonlinear effects are both underreported and underrepresented in counseling research. We provide a rationale for evaluating nonlinear effects and steps to evaluate nonlinear relationships in counseling research. Two heuristic examples are provided along with discussion of the results and advantages to evaluating nonlinear effects.
Descriptors: Counseling, Research, Evaluation Methods, Heuristics
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Demir, Ilkay; Gazioglu, Esra Ismen – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
The first aim of this study was to explore the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Theoretical Orientation Profile Scale-Revised, and the second aim was to understand the relative influence of personal and professional variables on the choice of a guiding theoretical orientation among Turkish counselor trainees. Results showed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counselor Training, Measures (Individuals), Test Reliability
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Walker, David A.; Smith, Thomas J. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
Nonnormality of data presents unique challenges for researchers who wish to carry out structural equation modeling. The subsequent SPSS syntax program computes bootstrap-adjusted fit indices (comparative fit index, Tucker-Lewis index, incremental fit index, and root mean square error of approximation) that adjust for nonnormality, along with the…
Descriptors: Robustness (Statistics), Sampling, Statistical Inference, Goodness of Fit
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Stark, Marcella D. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
This article describes the revision of Vespia, Heckman-Stone, and Delworth's (2002) Supervision Utilization Rating Form (SURF) and validation of the resulting Adapted SURF. The Adapted SURF is designed to provide supervisors with a cleaner measure of supervisee behaviors that contribute to effective supervision.
Descriptors: Counselors, Supervisors, Rating Scales, Test Validity
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Guo, Mingchun; Morawska, Alina; Filus, Ania – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
This study validated a parent-report measure of the Parenting and Family Adjustment Scales in a Chinese cultural context through investigating 650 Chinese parents. The results provided evidence for satisfactory reliability and validity of Parenting and Family Adjustment Scales in a Chinese context, which is thus promising to be used for Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Validity, Test Reliability
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Carlson, Ryan G.; Rogers, Tiffany L.; Wheeler, Naomi J.; Kelchner, Viki; Griffith, Sandy-Ann M.; Liu, Xun – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
Intimate partner violence (IPV) classifications have treatment implications for couples. This study tested the psychometrics of the Continuum of Conflict and Control Relationship Scale (CCC-RS) and examined differences between violence severity and CCC-RS scales. A sample of 575 low-income, ethnically diverse participants contributed data. Results…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Psychometrics, Conflict, Power Structure
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Dimitrov, Dimiter M. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2017
This article offers an approach to examining differential item functioning (DIF) under its item response theory (IRT) treatment in the framework of confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The approach is based on integrating IRT- and CFA-based testing of DIF and using bias-corrected bootstrap confidence intervals with a syntax code in Mplus.
Descriptors: Test Bias, Item Response Theory, Factor Analysis, Evaluation Methods
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