Document Detail


Acquiescent responding in partially balanced multidimensional scales.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18070376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We propose a method for controlling acquiescent response in which acquiescence response variance is isolated in an independent factor. This kind of procedure is available for perfectly balanced scales (i.e. half of the items are worded in the opposite direction to the other half with respect to a general trait). However, few questionnaires are designed so that exactly half of the items are worded in this way. If this is not the case, the available methods are useless. We propose to adapt the rotation method of Lorenzo-Seva and Rodríguez-Fornells to handle partially balanced scales (i.e. only a few items in the scale are worded in the opposite direction). The most important characteristic of our method is that it removes the variance due to acquiescent response from all the items in the questionnaire (i.e. the balanced subset of items, but also the unbalanced subsets of items). The usefulness of the method is illustrated in a numerical example.
Authors:
Urbano Lorenzo-Seva; Pere J Ferrando
Related Documents :
12011506 - The rasch model, additive conjoint measurement, and new models of probabilistic measure...
19063056 - Operator algebra and coherent states for equally tempered scales.
8310276 - Construct validation and the rasch model: functional ability of healthy elderly people.
15676326 - The effect of the meaning of buildings on behaviour.
16539766 - Understanding the course and state of evolutionary optimizations using visualization: t...
11779816 - Two-locus sampling distributions and their application.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of mathematical and statistical psychology     Volume:  62     ISSN:  0007-1102     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Math Stat Psychol     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-08     Completed Date:  2009-07-31     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0004047     Medline TA:  Br J Math Stat Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  319-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Research Centre for Behavioural Assessment, Faculty of Psychology, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain. urbano.lorenzo@urv.cat
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Analysis of Variance
Bias (Epidemiology)
Emotions
Extraversion (Psychology)
Humans
Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data*
Reproducibility of Results

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  British National Party representations of Muslims in the month after the London bombings: homogeneit...
Next Document:  How second-grade students internalize rules during teacher-student transactions: a case study.