The present study investigated the reliability of
the previously hypothesized four-factor model of the
Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes (SSHA;
Brown & Holtzman, 1953, 1967). The reliabilities of
the scales were marginal as measured by coefficient
alpha. The hierarchical model of the SSHA was not
supported by confirmatory factor analysis. Numerous
test items were found to load highest on a
factor other than the one hypothesized by the
Brown-Holtzman model. In addition, many items
exhibited very low communalities and failed to load
highly on any factor.
Bray, James H, Maxwell, Scott E & Schmeck, Ronald R. (1980). A psychometric investigation of the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes. Applied Psychological Measurement, 4, 195-201. doi:10.1177/014662168000400206
Bray, James H.; Maxwell, Scott E.; Schmeck, Ronald R..
A psychometric investigation of the Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes.
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