Behavioral expectations: Development of parallel forms and analysis of scale assumptions

Sheldon Zedeck, Rick Jacobs, Ditsa Kafry

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Describes the development of parallel forms of behavioral expectation scales (BES) as well as a check on the adequacy of examples contributed as documentation for BES numerical evaluations. Data generated by O. Harari and S. Zedeck were used to develop 2 forms of BES, A and B. Results from 95 undergraduates indicate that the forms had, in general, equivalent dimension means and variances as well as the same degree of correlation with other variables (overall evaluation and satisfaction with the instructor). An independent sample of 56 students assessed 39 contributed examples provided to support actual evaluations. Results indicate high agreement between the original value and the independent assessments. The flexibility and increased use of the BES data are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1976

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology


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