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Maslovaty, Nava; Marshall, Anne E.; Alkin, Marvin C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2001
Examined the facet theory (FT) of L. Gutman and compared it to factor analysis (FA) in the context of two research studies, one of desirable student traits perceived by 203 Israeli teachers and the other of the perceptions of 92 Israeli teachers regarding teacher professionalism. By using FT and FA, the multidimensional theory and structural…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, Teacher Attitudes
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Cahan, Sorel; Noyman, Alon – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2001
Studied the interpretation of scores on the Kaufman Ability Battery for Children(K-ABC) (Kaufman and Kaufman, 1983) as a measure of "Pure" intelligence in the Israeli standardization sample of 1,600 students in kindergarten through grade 8. Schooling was found to affect raw scores on all K-ABC mental processing scores, and the effects of…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Shechtman, Zipora – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
The effectiveness of an abridged group assessment procedure in predicting initial teaching success, where success was measured largely through practice teaching evaluations, was tested with a sample of 247 female graduates of a teacher training college in Israel. Results justify use of the assessment in the college admission process. (SLD)
Descriptors: Assessment Centers (Personnel), Beginning Teachers, College Admission, College Graduates
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Rich, Yisrael; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
Two teacher efficacy subscales developed by S. Gibson and M. Dembo (1984) translated into Hebrew and administered to Israeli teachers retained their factor structures and adequate reliability. A subscale developed for the study to measure teacher efficacy in enhancing student social relations specifically also had adequate reliability. (SLD)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Factor Structure, Foreign Countries
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And Others; Birenbaum, Menucha – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1997
The agreement of diagnostic classifications from two parallel subtests assessing a mathematics skill with three levels of scoring was studied with 431 Arab Israeli 10th graders. Results indicate that, even when parallel form reliability is high, less agreement is apparent when performance is evaluated at the micro level. (SLD)
Descriptors: Arabs, Classification, Diagnostic Tests, Evaluation Methods
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Friedman, Isaac A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Presents a scale to measure teacher sense of work autonomy with evidence for its score replicability. Results of replicability analyses (cross validation and validity generalization) involving 156 Israeli elementary school teachers and 650 Israeli elementary and secondary school teachers suggest four areas of functioning pertinent to teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques, Professional Autonomy, Reliability
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Friedman, Isaac A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1995
A measure for school principal perceived burnout was developed and validated through responses of 821 Israeli principals. Under factor analysis, three factors emerged: (1) emotional, physical, and cognitive exhaustion; (2) aloofness; and (3) deprecation of teachers, students, and parents. (SLD)
Descriptors: Burnout, Factor Analysis, Fatigue (Biology), Foreign Countries
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Birenbaum, Menucha; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
The Endler S-R Inventory of General Trait Anxiousness was analyzed employing Smallest Space Analysis (SSA) and factor analysis. The SSA yielded a two-dimensional lattice partitioning the space into regions corresponding to the situations specified in the inventory. The factor-analytic results were similar but not as informative. (Author/JAZ)
Descriptors: Anxiety, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Multidimensional Scaling
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Zeidner, Moshe – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1987
Analyses of college admissions aptitude test scores of 795 applicants for admission to major Northern Israeli university were undertaken to test for age bias in the predictive validity of scholastic aptitude test scores. Subjects were put into four age groups ranging from 18 to 49 years. Results support the differential predictive validity of…
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, College Entrance Examinations, Predictive Validity, Test Bias
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Birenbaum, Menucha – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1985
Nine indices of response pattern appropriateness were compared, based on item response theory, with respect to their relation to the total test score and their effectiveness in detecting unusual response patterns. The ability to differentiate between three groups was compared: cooperative examinees, uncooperative examinees, and randomly generated…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classification, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Peled, Zimra – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1986
The multifaceted structure of sentence-completion test items was analyzed to explain verbal comprehension. The three stimulus constituents were technical, logical-semantic, and associative-contextual. Guttman's facet and order theories and smallest space analysis were used. Results confirmed the multiple skills involved in solving these tasks.…
Descriptors: Constructed Response, Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Higher Education
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Peled, Zimra – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1984
The multidimensional structure of verbal comprehension test items was investigated. Empirical evidence was provided to support the theory that item tasks are multivariate-multiordered composites of faceted components: language, contextual knowledge, and cognitive operation. Linear and circular properties of cylindrical manifestation were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Intermediate Grades
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Zak, Itai; Birenbaum, Menucha – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1980
Kerlinger's criterial referents theory of attitudes was tested cross-culturally by administering an education attitude referents summated-rating scale to 713 individuals in Israel. The response pattern to criterial and noncriterial referents was examined. Results indicated empirical cross-cultural validity of theory, but questioned measuring…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Attitudes, Factor Structure
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Darom, Efraim; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1978
A scale measuring attitudes toward small-group teaching was administered to 442 teachers from 28 elementary and secondary schools in Israel. At least two dimensions of attitudes were identified: control over class and efficiency of the method. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Multidimensional Scaling
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Cohen, Arie; Farley, Frank H. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1977
Cross-cultural validity studies for psychological instruments may result in overestimation of structure invariance due to some items being scored on more than one scale. This problem, called the common-item effect, is investigated with some data from the literature. (JKS)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Analysis, Item Sampling, Multidimensional Scaling
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