Title

Validity and the Employment Expectation Questionnaire-Beta Version: Do Attitudes Mediate Outcomes?

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin

Volume

44

Issue

1

Publisher

Sage

Publication Date

2000

First Page

39

Last Page

47

Abstract

This article considers the validity of the Employment Expectation Questionnaire (beta version; EEQ-B) from construct-, content-, and criterion-related perspectives. Experimental and nonexperimental designs were incorporated into this study to address the following two research questions: Does the EEQ-B model predict worker satisfactoriness? and Are disability label-related biases identified in the EEQ-B related to differential judgments of worker satisfactoriness? A convenience sample of 316 students was analyzed. Results indicate that the factors of the EEQ-B accounted for 33% of the variance in predicting worker satisfactoriness and that people with cognitive disability labels were rated significantly higher than other groups. The authors contend that this supports the construct- and criterion-related validity assumptions of the instrument, and they suggest directions for further efforts at validation and related attitude research.

Comments

Originally published by Sage.

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