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Construction of personality scales by the criterion of internal consistency

Raymond Franklin Sletto

Construction of personality scales by the criterion of internal consistency

by Raymond Franklin Sletto

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Published by The Sociological Press in Hanover, N.H, Minneapolis, Minn. [etc.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Attitude (Psychology)

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 89.

    Other titlesPersonality scales, Construction of.
    Statementby Raymond Franklin Sletto ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF698 .S55
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 92 p. incl. tables, diagrs.
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16762161M

    The checklist scales are generally constructed using an internal consistency type of item analysis in lieu of knowledge of an external criterion. Although the use of an external criterion in item analysis is certainly more desirable, if there is a general trait or attitude running through all items, then the use of an internal consistency index can be effective for refinement of scales. Internal consistency estimates of reliability represent the homogeneity of items that comprise the instrument or scale. Ideally, the individual items on a scale will be moderately to highly correlated among themselves thereby lending support to the notion that the items are likely tapping the same underlying.

    methods of personality scale construction are. rational or. theoretical justifications, (2) empirical criterion. keying, and (3) factor analytic and inrernal. consistency methods {e.g., Anastasi & Urbina, ysis of the internal strucrure of the pool of items and consequent selection of items to form.   Internal Consistency. Another kind of reliability is internal consistency, which is the consistency of people’s responses across the items on a multiple-item general, all the items on such measures are supposed to reflect the same underlying construct, so people’s scores on those items should be correlated with each other.

    The Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory - Fourth Edition (MCMI-IV) is the most recent edition of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial MCMI is a psychological assessment tool intended to provide information on personality traits and psychopathology, including specific psychiatric disorders outlined in the DSMIt is intended for adults (18 and over) with at least a 5th grade reading. In Table 1, columns 3 and 4 contain the item rankings in the composite description of patients who met DSM-IV criteria for narcissistic personality disorder based, respectively, on the axis II criterion checklist and on personality disorder construct ratings. Again, the .


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14 personality scales, and 10 clinical syndrome scales. The personality and clinical scales contain 12 to 24 items each. Internal consistency of the scales was estimated to be between and using Cronbach’s () alpha, and test- retest stability was estimated to be between and over a period of 5 to 14 days (Millon,p.

76).File Size: 1MB. Scale construction: A 10 steps program (continued) composite scales of the selected items. Check these scales for various measures of internal consistency. Form a list of items to score. Can use if desired.

scoreItems wlll give reliability statistics and raw scores. If given correlation matrix input, will return reliability. Lower than and the scale has insufficient internal consistency; higher than and the scale has too much item redundancy (cf.

Schmitt, ). Furthermore, Zinbarg et al. (, p. ) stated that, ‘ important information about the psychometric properties of a scale may be missing when scale developers and users only report α as is Cited by: 4. When a set of scales, like the facets of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R; Costa & McCrae, ), are examined, the relative internal consistency may vary because the degree of item relevance varies across scales; again, however, differential retest reliability should not be affected by such variation across scales.

Scales with low alphas due to item irrelevance will presumably show lowered validity coefficients. test items selected for a scale based entirely on how well they contrast a criterion group from a control group; Rational scale construction (internal consistency): all scale items correlate positively with each other and with total score for the scale example: personality self-report measures.

In the case of a unidimensional scale (like extraversion here), we define a one-factor CFA, and then use the factor loadings to compute our internal consistency estimate. I won’t go into the detail, but we can interpret a composite reliability score similarly to any of the other metrics covered here (closer to one indicates better internal.

The internal consistency of the facet scales ranged from to The internal consistency of the NEO PI-3 was consistent with that of the NEO PI-R, with α ranging from to for the five domains.

Internal consistency coefficient from the facets, with each facet scale comprising fewer items than each of the Big Five scales, were.

contentB. criterion-relatedC. predictiveD. internal consistency. In one approach to the construction of a test to measure a personality trait, the test is administered to at least two groups, where members of one of the groups is known to be high in the trait that the test was designed to measure.

Ask the child's parents and. Cronbach’s alpha is a measure of internal consistency, that is, how closely related a set of items are as a group. It is considered to be a measure of scale reliability. A “high” value for alpha does not imply that the measure is unidimensional. The Personality Research Form (PRF; Jackson ) is a measure of normal personality published by Sigma Assessment Systems and developed by Douglas N.

published inthe PRF was revised in (Second Edition) and (Third Edition). Various forms of the PRF (A, B, AA, BB, G, and E) assess up to 20 dimensions of personality in addition to two validity scales. Swedish Universities Scales of Personality (SSP): Construction, internal consistency and normative data Article (PDF Available) in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica (3) October with.

The developed attitude scale also shows good internal consistency reliability, as above the suggested threshold of in the trial. Internal consistency reliability of has shown good.

Approaches to Personality Inventory Construction A Comparison of Merits Matthias Burisch University of Hamburg ABSTRACT: The three major approaches to person-ality scale construction, the external, inductive, and deductive strategies, are discussed and their rationales compared.

It is suggested that all scales should possess. Internal consistency coefficients for both Forms R and S range from to for domain scales and from to for facet scales. The NEO PI-R is validated against other personality inventories as well as projective techniques. The NEO PI-R also can be scored and/or administered electronically using the NEO Software System™.

The term ‘internal consistency’ has been used extensively in classical psychometrics to refer to the reliability of a scale based on the degree of within-scale item intercorrelation, as measured by say the split-half method, or more adequately by Cronbach's () (Psychometrika, 16, –) alpha, as well as the KR 20 and KR 21 coefficients.

This term is a misnomer, as a high estimate. Four scales were developed using internal consistency as the primary construction strategy, and 3 were constructed using a combination of empirical methods with the internal consistency criterion.

In almost 50 years since its first publication, considerable validity evidence has collectively accumulated for these scales. Administer to test initial internal validity and the cohesiveness of items. Enter test data into SPSS Examine item-total correlations to see how well each item fits with the rest of the scale (> are pretty good).

Examine "alpha if item dropped" to consider dropping items that significantly increase the Cronbach's alpha. criterion group from the control sample. The basic clinical scales (Hypochondrasis determining internal consistency and establishing construct validity through external validation efforts.

Meehl's heuristic defense of empirically based personality-scale construction is reexamined and the lasting influences of these views highlighted. Internal consistency. Internal consistency assesses the correlation between multiple items in a test that are intended to measure the same construct.

You can calculate internal consistency without repeating the test or involving other researchers, so it’s a good way of assessing reliability when you only have one data set. Why it’s important.Internal consistency. An analysis of the data collected from children showed the Cronbach's alpha for V, P and K scales wereand respectively.

The Split-Half reliability for V, P and K scale wereand respectively. This shows that the three scales have acceptable internal consistency.[37,39].The benefit of using octant scales instead of sixteenth scales or individual items is that such aggregation increases each scale's internal-consistency (alpha) reliability.

The square root of reliability, in turn, places a cap or upper limit on a scale's validity.