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Measuring attitude to school with a latent trait model
Applied Psychological Measurement (1984)
  • Geoff N Masters
  • N H Hyde
Abstract

A latent trait model for rating scales is used to ana lyze responses to an attitude-to-school questionnaire as part of an evaluation of projects operating in 10 West ern Australian schools under the Australian Priority Schools Program. The invariance of item parameter estimates over the 10 schools is examined, and varia tions in item estimates from school to school are stud ied in the light of the different projects operating in these schools. Results show how the investigation of items that do not retain their difficulties from group to group can provide valuable insight into the ways in which calibration groups differ.

Keywords
  • Latent trait model,
  • Rating scales,
  • Attitude to school,
  • Attitude measures,
  • Item response theory,
  • School attitudes,
  • School effectiveness,
  • Student attitudes,
  • Measurement techniques,
  • Questionnaires
Publication Date
1984
Citation Information
Geoff N Masters and N H Hyde. "Measuring attitude to school with a latent trait model" Applied Psychological Measurement Vol. 8 Iss. 1 (1984)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/geoff_masters/198/