TITLE

THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF INTEREST TEST ITEMS FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN VARIOUS SCHOOL SUBJECTS

AUTHOR(S)
Dunlap, Jack W.
PUB. DATE
June 1935
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Psychology;Jun35, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study which conducted an interest test among seventh grade pupils composed of items from various academic subject matter. The interest test included items from arithmetic, grammar, literature and geography. Students were asked to indicate whether they like, indifferent, dislike or unfamiliar with certain terms. The study analyzed the number of effective responses from the interest test for predicting academic success. It concluded that certain items in the interest test have high predictive value .
ACCESSION #
24780531

 

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