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The measurement of attitude

Louis Leon Thurstone

The measurement of attitude

a psycho-physical method and some experiments with a scale for measuring attitudetoward the church

by Louis Leon Thurstone

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Published by University of Chicago P. in Chicago .
Written in English


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Statementby L.L. Thurstone and E.J. Chave.
ContributionsChave, E J.
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Open LibraryOL13968875M

portant role played by children's attitudes in the process of becoming literate. Athey () suggested that one reason for this tendency is that the affective aspects of reading tend to be ill-defined and to involve "shadowy variables" (p. ) difficult to conceptualize, measure, and address instructionally. The focus of recent research and. Various kinds of rating scales have been developed to measure attitudes directly (i.e. the person knows their attitude is being studied). The most widely used is the Likert scale (). In its final form, the Likert scale is a five (or seven) point scale which is used to allow the individual to express how much they agree or disagree with a particular statement.

  attitude measurement and scaling techniques1 Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. If you continue browsing the site, you agree to the use of cookies on this website. A Mead Project source page Originally published as: Louis Leon Thurstone and E. J. Chave. "The Scale-Values." Chapter 3 in L.L. Thurstone and E. J. Chave, The Measurement of Attitude: A psychophysical Method and Some Experiments with a Scale for Measuring Attitude toward the Church. Chicago: University of Chicago:

Attitude Measurements in Science Education Classic and Contemporary Approaches. Edited by: Dr. Myint Swe Khine, Emirates College for Advanced Education, United Arab Emirates Published The research into how students’ attitudes affect learning of science related subjects have been one of the core areas of interest by science educators. No books, the problem with books is that, i forget what i read pages before. Therefore, i'd like to share a story. Peter was the guy one would LOVE to HATE. He always wears a smile and always had something positive to say. Whenever he would be.


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The Measurement of Attitudes Toward People With Disabilities: Methods, Psychometrics and Scales by Richard F. Antonak (Author)Cited by: Scales for the Measurement of Attitudes is the first text specifically designed to remedy this situation.

Its primary purpose is to collect and describe various attitude scales which have been carefully constructed and used in research - scales that have at least minimum reliability and : Marvin E. Shaw. Attitude measurement. Abstract. The study and measurement of attitudes forms a central focus of social psychology.

Attitudes are evaluated beliefs which predispose the individual to respond in a preferential way. That is, attitudes are predispositions to react positively or negatively to. Technique for the measurement of attitudes. New York: The Science Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Thesis/dissertation: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Rensis Likert.

The measurement of attitude: a psychophysical method and some experiments with a scale for measuring attitude toward the church: (9. impr.). Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

A technique for the measurement of attitudes by, edition, in English A technique for the measurement of attitudes ( edition) | Open LibraryPages: Likert, R. A Technique for the Measurement of Attitudes. Archives of Psychology,has been cited by the following article: TITLE: Applied Psychometrics: The Steps of Scale Development and Standardization Process.

AUTHORS: Theodoros A. Kyriazos, Anastasios Stalikas. Vargas and colleagues () review such measures and provide advice on their use. measures (direct questions) as well as for the more recent implicit measures (response time Taking the latter position, Eagly and Chaiken (, p. An attitude scale is designed to provide a valid, or accurate, measure of an individual’s social attitude.

However, as anyone who has every “faked” an attitude scales knows there are shortcomings in these self report scales of attitudes. There are various problems that affect the validity of attitude scales.

However, the most common problem is that of social desirability. The field of attitude research has long been recognised as one of the most important and influential within social psychology. But the ever-increasing popularity of survey research as a source of what the public thinks and feels about a wide range of issues has brought the subject into the popular arena, heightening the relevance of the theory and practice of attitude measurement.

The development of attitude measurement techniques, for instance, has enabled researchers to measure attitudes indirectly rather than relying exclusively on explicit ratings of liking or approval. Measures of Personality and Social Psychological Attitudes: Volume 1 in Measures of Social Psychological Attitudes Series provides a comprehensive guide to the most promising and useful measures of important social science concepts.

This book is divided into 12 chapters and begins with a description of the Measures of Personality and Social. This is the problem that Rensis Likert and others were up against in the early 20th century, and which Likert addressed in his article “A Technique for the Measurement of Attitudes.” Untilthe best procedures available for measuring attitudes were those developed by Louis Thurstone.

Developed by L.L. Thurstone and Chave () it is the earliest technique of attitude measurement. This technique of equal appearing interval used in the scaling of psychophysical dimensions was used by Thurstone for the construction of attitude scales to measure attitude.

Attitude Scales: The fifth and best method of formally measuring employee attitudes is through the use of attitude scales. As the name implies, an attitude scale is a kind of “psycho­logical yardstick” which can be used to measure attitudes in a quantitative manner. An attitude may comprise characteristics of strength, magnitude or intensity, importance, salience or centrality, complexity, flexibility, etc.

Commonly, however, attitude measurements are concerned with the magnitude dimension and its direction; that is, the degree of favourableness or unfavourableness of a person with regard to a.

The measurement of attitudes toward people with disabilities: methods, psychometrics, and scales Richard F. Antonak, Hanoch Livneh C.C. Thomas, May 1, - Health & Fitness - pages. Book. Search form. Download PDF. Sections. Show page numbers. Attitude Scales. Attitude scales provide a quantitative measurement of attitudes, opinions or values by summarising numerical scores given by researchers to people's responses to sets of statements exploring dimensions of.

the title “ Attitudes Can Be Measured, ” Thurstone (a) intended to erase all doubt about whether feelings toward things could be measured by comparing them with physi-File Size: KB. Measurement of Attitude in Organisational Behaviour.

Though attitude is a hypothetical construct it is also subject to measurement. The most common and frequently used measures of attitudes are the questionnaires which ask the respondents to evaluate and rate their attitude toward a particular object directly, and to respond favorably or unfavorably about his belief regarding the attitude object.

A casual survey of scholarship of teaching and learning research studies reveals that many educators also measure how students’ attitudes influence their learning. Students’ science attitudes refer to their positive or negative feelings and predispositions to learn Cited by: This paper explores these questions.

Likert Scales and Likert-Type Items Likert () proposed a summated scale for the assessment of survey respondent's attitudes. Individual items in Likert's sample scale had five response alternatives: Strongly approve, Author: Tyler Rinker.Over the years, numerous methods have been used to measure character and personality traits (Likert, ).

The difficulty of measuring attitudes, character, and personality traits lies in the procedure for transferring these qualities into a quantitative measure for data analysis purposes.