An Instrument to Assess Students' Perceived Control at School

Citation data:

Educational and Psychological Measurement, ISSN: 1552-3888, Vol: 46, Issue: 4, Page: 1005-1017

Publication Year:
1986
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Repository URL:
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/psy_facpub/951
DOI:
10.1177/001316448604600421
Author(s):
Adelman, Howard S.; Smith, Douglas C.; Nelson, Perry; Taylor, Linda; Phares, Vicky
Publisher(s):
SAGE Publications
Tags:
Social Sciences; Psychology; Mathematics; Child Psychology; School Psychology
article description
A scale developed to aid in investigation of students' perceived control at school is described, and data on its reliability, validity, and factor structure are reported. Also, discussed is a parallel instrument designed to measure the degree to which a student values such control. Findings reported indicate the usefulness of the perceived control scale by summarizing data from several studies, and the discussion highlights promising directions for its future use and evolution. © 1986, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.