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Validation of the Aesthetic Judgement Scale through an investigation of interrelationships with external predictors


Joanna Touloumtzoglou
ctsopela@bigpond.com
Flinders University, School of Education

  

 

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Abstract

A sample of 478 secondary school students were assessed with an Aesthetic Judgement Scale (AJS) for the purpose of measuring performance in art production. In order to establish the validity of the AJS measurement and the scores generated, the meaningfulness and strength of these measures as well as their relationships to other external standards required examination. A causal model of secondary student performance in art production was therefore advanced to investigate relationships between multiple predictors and the criterion variable of performance in art production (AJS). The model included structural, psychometric, and attitudinal variables hypothesised to contribute to individual differences in performance in visual art production. A battery of psychometric tests was employed to test the hypothesised model that measured performance on the types of constructs indicated. The model was subsequently tested with partial least squares path analysis (PLS) to confirm the theory and the hypothesised relationships. Separate analyses were undertaken for each grade level, in order to examine the constancy in the characteristics measured, and the uniformity of the assignment of measures across grade levels.

Partial least squares path analysis, art production, latent variable, manifest variable, direct effect, indirect effect

 

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Touloumtzoglou, J. (2001) Validation of the Aesthetic Judgement Scale through an investigation of interrelationships with external predictors. International Education Journal, 2 (4), 254-277.
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