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Rasch and Attitude Scales: Explanatory Style

  • Shirley M. Yates
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 4)

Abstract

Explanatory style was measured with the Children’s Attributional Style Questionnaire (CASQ) in 243 students from Grades 3 to 9 on two occasions separated by almost three years. The CASQ was analysed with the Rasch model, with separate analyses also being carried out for the Composite Positive (CP) and Composite Negative (CN) subscales. Each of the three scales met the requirements of the Rasch model, and although there was some slight evidence of gender bias, particularly in CN, no grade level differences were found.

Key words

Rasch Explanatory Style Gender Bias Grade and Gender Differences 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shirley M. Yates
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  1. 1.Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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