This study deals
with the psychometric properties and derivation of norms for an Arabic version
of the Multiple Intelligence Development Assessment Scale for Adolescents
(TEEN-MIDAS). The standardization sample consisted of 637 students (317 males,
320 females) ranging from 14 - 16 years in age. Factor analysis and one-way
ANOVA reveal a good construct, factorial, and discriminatory validity. The Cronbach-a formula was used to estimate internal
consistency coefficients. Split half and test-retest procedures were also used
to establish reliability coefficients. All the results indicate acceptable
reliability for the TEEN-MIDAS. The intelligence scores were distributed
normally in terms of the age range. And the deviation for the intelligences
degrees and percentiles were calculated for each group of the sample. Finally,
results indicated no statistical difference at ( = 0.05) among males and females students in the total scale, even
though the musical and spatial intelligences were found higher among females
than males and natural intelligence higher among males than females. Overall,
the TEEN-MIDAS appears to have acceptable psychometric characteristics allowing
for its use in decision making about career classification and selection.
Cite this paper
Al-Onizat, S. (2014) The Psychometric Properties of an Arabic Version of Multiple Intelligence Development Assessment Scale for Adolescents (TEEN-MIDAS). Creative Education
, 590-605. doi: 10.4236/ce.2014.58070
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