(1995) reported Cronbach's alphas for the QDI of .88 (Total score), .85 (Factor 1), .83 (Factor 2), and .65 (Factor 3).
On Factor 3 (attitudes toward women's [gender] equity), the mean score for women in this study (M = 27.4, SD = 3.83) (maximum possible score = 35) was identical to the mean score for women in Ponterotto's sample (M = 27.4, SD = 3.72).
The principal component factors are: Factor 1: Satisfaction with Educational Experience; Factor 2: Current Skills Self-Assessment (Nonquantitative); Factor 3
: Engagement with Studies; Factor 4: Gains in Self-Assessment of Skills (Nonquantitative); Factor 5: Development of Scholarship; Factor 6: Campus Climate for Diversity; Factor 7: Academic Disengagement (Inverted Scale); Factor 8: Quantitative Professions.
The eight attribute factor labels are "MEDICAL STAFF CARE FOR YOU(2) (factor 1)", "MODERNLY DESIGNED FACILITY AND ADVANCE EQUIPMENT (factor 2)", "ABILITY TO SEE MEDICAL STAFF OF CHOICE (factor 3)", "COMPETENCE OF THERAPISTS (factor 4)", "DOCTORS EXPLAIN PROCEDURE AND PROVIDE INFORMATION THAT CONCERN YOU (factor 5), "DOCTORS EXAMINE AND TREAT YOU EFFECTIVELY (factor 6)", "WAITING TIME (factor 7)", and "SERVICE PROVIDED IS CONVENIENT TO USE (factor 8)" (Table 2).
Factor 3, "ABILITY TO SEE MEDICAL STAFF OF CHOICE," shows an interesting pattern with the two middle age groups rating the factor as more important than either the youngest or oldest group.
The analytic method produced a modified scale that still measures what the original authors intended for it to measure, namely the beliefs of teachers about how children learn (Factor 1: Student Learning), the role of the teacher in sequencing of teaching both computational and application skills (Factor 2: Stages of Learning), and the relationships between teaching computational skills and problem solving skills (Factor 3
: Teacher Practices).
On the SSSQ, factor 3
of the Acculturation Rating Scale for Mexican Americans, the factor measuring ethnicity of friends and associates correlated with the overall Survival Quotient.