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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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Tadlock-Marlo, Rebecca L.; Hill, Nicole R. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
Counselor educators must prepare school counselor trainees to celebrate diversity. Via confirmatory factor analysis and item response theory, this research indicates school counselor multicultural competence is a stable 4-domain model consisting of assessment of school environment, reflection of personal culture, development of interpersonal…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Cultural Awareness, Competence, Test Validity
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Veronese, Guido; Pepe, Alessandro – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
This study was designed to evaluate the dimensionality, internal consistency, and validity of scores on the Arabic Post-Traumatic Growth Inventory--Short Form (PTGI--SF). This brief 10-item form of the PTGI self-report measure was administered to a sample of Arabic-speaking professional helpers (N = 338) working in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank.…
Descriptors: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Measures (Individuals), Conflict, War
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Moate, Randall M.; Gnilka, Philip B.; West, Erin M.; Rice, Kenneth G. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
This study examined the association between perfectionism and perceived stress, life satisfaction, positive emotions, and negative emotions among a national sample of 528 doctoral students. Latent profile analysis based on a measure of perfectionism supported a 3-class model (i.e., adaptive perfectionists, nonperfectionists, and maladaptive…
Descriptors: Doctoral Students, Personality Traits, Student Welfare, Mental Health
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Dillman Taylor, Dalena; Bratton, Sue C.; Henson, Robin K. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
A split-sample cross-validation confirmatory factor analysis (N = 1,210) confirmed the 4-factor structure of the Adlerian Personality Priority Assessment (APPA) with 2 distinct subsamples. Discriminant validity, prevalence rates of priorities, and preliminary group norms are reported.
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Factor Structure, Test Validity, Test Norms
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Howard, Amanda R. Hiles; Dandy, Kristina; Martino, Maria; Howard, John D.; Cross, David R. – Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 2019
The Attachment Behavior Checklist is a promising, but unvalidated, measure designed to assess attachment disturbances. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses were conducted. Results revealed a 5-factor solution best fit the data. Individual differences in the factors were examined. The Child Behavior Checklist was used to determine…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Check Lists, Psychometrics, Child Behavior
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