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Wilson, Claire A.; Plouffe, Rachel A.; Saklofske, Donald H.; Di Fabio, Annamaria; Prince-Embury, Sandra; Babcock, Sarah E. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
This study presents a cross-cultural validation of the recently developed Resiliency Scale for Young Adults (RSYA) with a sample of 289 Canadian university students and 259 Italian university students. The RSYA demonstrated good internal consistency across the two samples and acceptable retest reliability for the Canadian sample. Confirmatory…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Cross Cultural Studies, College Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Lowe, Patricia A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Existing measures of test anxiety used with the college student population are old with old norms and old items, and they do not capture the multiple dimensions of the test anxiety construct or assess facilitating anxiety. In the present study, the validity of the scores of a new, multidimensional measure of test anxiety with a facilitating…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Gender Differences, Test Anxiety, Foreign Countries
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Holden, Ronald R.; Marjanovic, Zdravko; Troister, Talia – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Indiscriminate (i.e., carless, random, insufficient effort) responses, commonly believed to weaken effect sizes and produce Type II errors, can inflate effect sizes and potentially produce Type I errors where a supposedly significant result is actually artifactual. We demonstrate how indiscriminate responses can produce spuriously high…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Effect Size, Correlation, Undergraduate Students
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Farrell, Ann H.; Provenzano, Daniel A.; Spadafora, Natalie; Marini, Zopito A.; Volk, Anthony A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
The purpose of this study was to develop a scale that measures adolescents' attitudes toward classroom incivility and determine whether items would reveal subscales. A sample of 549 adolescents between ages 11 and 18 (53.1% boys; M[subscript age] = 13.90, SD = 1.41) completed items written to measure attitudes toward classroom incivility. An…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Adolescent Attitudes, Student Behavior, Antisocial Behavior
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Kwiatkowska-White, Bozena; Kirby, John R.; Lee, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
This longitudinal study of 78 Canadian English-speaking students examined the applicability of the stability, cumulative, and compensatory models in reading comprehension development. Archival government-mandated assessments of reading comprehension at Grades 3, 6, and 10, and the Canadian Test of Basic Skills measure of reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Models
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Piatt, Carley; Coret, Marian; Choi, Michael; Volden, Joanne; Bisanz, Jeffrey – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Tablet computers (tablets) are positioned to be powerful, innovative, effective, and motivating research and assessment tools. We addressed two questions critical for evaluating the appropriateness of using tablets to study number-line estimation, a skill associated with math achievement and argued to be central to numerical cognition. First, is…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Performance, Preferences, Numbers
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Collie, Rebecca J.; Shapka, Jennifer D.; Perry, Nancy E.; Martin, Andrew J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
This study examined the psychometric properties of the Teacher Well-Being Scale, which assesses three factors of teachers' work-related well-being: workload, organizational, and student interaction well-being. With a sample of Canadian teachers, results confirmed the reliability, approximate normality, and factor structure of the scale; provided…
Descriptors: Well Being, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Test Reliability
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Harrison, Allyson G.; Holmes, Alana; Silvestri, Robert; Armstrong, Irene T. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Miller et al. have challenged the findings of our two previous studies, based largely on the assumption that our findings are biased due to the clinical sample used. However, they fail to address the primary tenet of our studies, namely, that clinicians will obtain different scores on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV (WAIS-IV) depending on…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Adults, Test Norms, Scores
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Harrison, Allyson G.; Holmes, Alana; Silvestri, Robert; Armstrong, Irene T. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
Building on a recent work of Harrison, Armstrong, Harrison, Iverson and Lange which suggested that Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) scores might systematically overestimate the severity of intellectual impairments if Canadian norms are used, the present study examined differences between Canadian and American derived…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Test Norms, Differences, Scores
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Miller, Jessie L.; Weiss, Lawrence G.; Beal, A. Lynne; Saklofske, Donald H.; Zhu, Jianjun; Holdnack, James A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
It is well established that Canadians produce higher raw scores than their U.S. counterparts on intellectual assessments. As a result of these differences in ability along with smaller variability in the population's intellectual performance, Canadian normative data will yield lower standard scores for most raw score points compared to U.S. norms.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Test Norms, Raw Scores
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Martin, Andrew J.; Yu, Kai; Papworth, Brad; Ginns, Paul; Collie, Rebecca J. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2015
This study explored motivation and engagement among North American (the United States and Canada; n = 1,540), U.K. (n = 1,558), Australian (n = 2,283), and Chinese (n = 3,753) secondary school students. Motivation and engagement were assessed via students' responses to the Motivation and Engagement Scale-High School (MES-HS). Confirmatory factor…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students
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Lin, Shuqiong; Hsiao, Yu-Yu; Wang, Miao – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
The "Profile of Mood States 2nd Edition" (POMS 2) was published in 2012 by Multi-Health Systems (MHS) to assess transient feelings and mood among individuals aged 13 years and above. Evolving from the original POMS (McNair, Lorr, & Droppleman, 1971, 1992), the POMS 2 was designed for youth (13-17 years old) and adults (18 years old…
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Scoring, Test Construction, Test Reliability
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Syeda, Maisha M.; Climie, Emma A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
The "Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition" (WPPSI-IV; Wechsler, 2012a, 2012b) is a comprehensive clinical tool, intended for assessing cognitive functioning among children aged 2 years 6 months through 7 years 7 months. Published by Pearson, the WPPSI-IV is an individually administered tool, to be used by…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Preschool Children, Young Children, Scoring
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Miller, Delyana I.; Davidson, Patrick S. R.; Schindler, Dwayne; Messier, Claude – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
New editions of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence and Memory scales are now available. Yet, given the significant changes in these new releases and the skepticism that has met them, independent evidence on their psychometric properties is much needed but currently lacking. We administered the WAIS-IV and the Older Adult version of the WMS-IV to 145…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Older Adults, Measures (Individuals), Memory
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Tze, Virginia M. C.; Klassen, Robert M.; Daniels, Lia M.; Li, Johnson C.-H.; Zhang, Xiao – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
This study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Learning-Related Boredom Scale (LRBS) from the Academic Emotions Questionnaire (AEQ; Pekrun, Goetz, & Perry, 2005; Pekrun, Goetz, Titz, & Perry, 2002) in a sample of 405 university students from Canada and China. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the factor…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychometrics, Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis
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