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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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Shannonhouse, Laura; O'Hara, Caroline; Erford, Bradley – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
This quantitative synthesis combines results of 72 studies that published psychometric information for the Multicultural Counseling Inventory. Although internal consistency, subsample means, and intrascale correlations provide promising evidence, convergent correlations with other instrumentation and factor analyses of validity continue to raise…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Cultural Pluralism, Measures (Individuals), Correlation
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Vela, Javier Cavazos; Karaman, Mehmet A.; Garcia, Christian; Aguilar, Alma – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
Psychometric properties of measures of hope and meaning in life in Spanish among Latina/o college students were investigated. A confirmatory factor analysis was used to evaluate structural validity of instruments. Findings provided support for the reliability and validity of scores on the Disposition Hope Scale and Meaning in Life Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Spanish, Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Hispanic American Students
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Youn, Soo Jeong; Castonguay, Louis G.; McAleavey, Andrew A.; Nordberg, Samuel S.; Hayes, Jeffrey A.; Locke, Benjamin D. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
The current study investigated the sensitivity to change of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-34 (CCAPS-34), a multidimensional measure designed to assess the mental health problems common in college students across seven domains. The results suggest that the CCAPS-34 is able to capture change taking place during treatment.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, College Students, Measures (Individuals), Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Bloom, Zachary D.; Lambie, Glenn W. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were carried out on the Adolescent Measure of Empathy and Sympathy (AMES) with two subsamples of emerging adults (each n = 799). The analyses resulted in a three-factor solution, accounting for 66.71% of the variance.
Descriptors: Empathy, Psychological Patterns, Young Adults, Factor Analysis
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Miller, Susan M.; Larwin, Karen H.; Kautzman-East, Melanie; Williams, Julie L.; Evans, William J.; Williams, Demetrius D.; Abramski, Alicia L.; Miller, Kenneth L. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2020
Dispositions have been identified as critical elements of counselor development and competency. Although there is currently no professional agreement regarding the definition or structure of counselor dispositions, the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP 2016) accreditation standards require counselor…
Descriptors: Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Training, Definitions, Measures (Individuals)
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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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