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Measuring Teachers' Attitudes toward Behavioral Objectives
W. James Popham and Eva L. Baker
The Journal of Educational Research
Vol. 60, No. 10 (Jul. - Aug., 1967), pp. 453-455
Published by: Taylor & Francis, Ltd.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27531925
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On the premise that affective measures are needed by those who would accurately predict the classroom behavior of teachers, an inventory was developed to assess a teacher's attitude toward one aspect of the teaching process, namely, instructional objectives stated in terms of student behavior. The inventory consisted of 20 instructional objectives, some behavioral and some nonbehavioral, to be rated according to a five-point scheme. A modest but significant correlation of .25 was obtained between 50 subjects' scores on the inventory and their observed classroom use of behavioral objectives. A construct validity study involving an examination of the pre-and post-instructor factor structure on inventory scores of 100 prospective teachers also suggested that the instrument possesses a degree of validity.
The Journal of Educational Research © 1967 Taylor & Francis, Ltd.