ERIC Number: ED030907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct
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Individual Inconsistency and Reliability of Measurement.
Hendel, Darwin D.; Weiss, David J.
Total circular triad scores (TCT) derived from the pair-comparison Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ) were used to study the relationship between inconsistency, and both internal consistency reliability and stability. Stability estimates (and Hoyt Coefficients) were computed for each of nine groups (retest internals from immediate retest to 10 months) for the 20 MIQ scales. Stability estimates were also computed for each individual. Results showed that scale stability and individual stability coefficients, as well as internal consistency reliabilities, were higher for low TCT groups. Correlations between individual stability and TCT were from -.24 to -.68. These results indicate that reliability estimates are related to individual differences in response consistency. (Author)
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Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis.