Author: Stevenson, John
Type of paper: Abstract refereed
This paper reports results of administering the Cognitive Holding Power Questionnaire in Queensland State High Schools. The questionnaire measures First Order Cognitive Holding Power (FOCHP) and Second Order Cognitive Holding Power (SOCHP) in classroom environments. It was administered to 47 classes in 4 schools across 9 subjects with 1203 students; and the results are compared with those gained from using the instrument in TAFE with 49 classes and 706 students. The reliability of the scales, is reported and compared. Means and inter-item correlations across TAFE and school settings are compared. Relationships with such variables as teacher, subject matter, year level and school are also analysed.