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Faculty Perceptions of Students V. A Second-Order Structure for Faculty Characterizations SAT

Davis, Junius A.
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RB-65-12, RDR-64-65, No. 14
ETS Research Bulletin
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College Board, Academic Achievement, Factor Structure, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes


A matrix of 80 different trait ratings of college students by teachers, plus high school and college grades and the students' SAT scores, was factored, utilizing the Promax method of Hendrickson and White. This yielded 18 factors. From intercorrelations among the factor axes, a principal axes procedure was used for (second-order) factor extractions, and four factors were defined by rotation to the normal Equamax criterion. These factors were tentatively named (I) Interpersonal Style, (II) Ethical Orientation, (III) Intellectual Involvement, and (IV) Academic Performance Style.

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