A Factor Analytic Study of the Construct Validity of Three Value Analysis Instruments

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This study used component R-analysis factor technique with orthagonal rotation to investigate the construct validity of the Values for Working, Values for Teaching, and Values for Helpers value system analysis instruments, by a factor analysis of the items on each. Random selection was used to compile a sample of 100 for each. Items measured tribalism, existentialism, sociocentrism, egocentrism, and manipulativeness on the first test, egocentrism and existentialism on the second, and only two items, measuring egocentrism, on the third. The study recommends that other items be eliminated or revised, and that data be reanalyzed for the presence of higher order ... continued below

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Evans, Ann Marie August 1978.

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This study used component R-analysis factor technique with orthagonal rotation to investigate the construct validity of the Values for Working, Values for Teaching, and Values for Helpers value system analysis instruments, by a factor analysis of the items on each. Random selection was used to compile a sample of 100 for each. Items measured tribalism, existentialism, sociocentrism, egocentrism, and manipulativeness on the first test, egocentrism and existentialism on the second, and only two items, measuring egocentrism, on the third. The study recommends that other items be eliminated or revised, and that data be reanalyzed for the presence of higher order or obligque factors corresponding to the value systems.

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Evans, Ann Marie. A Factor Analytic Study of the Construct Validity of Three Value Analysis Instruments, thesis, August 1978; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc503877/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .