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ERIC Number: ED094427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 30
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The Measurement of Machiavellianism: A Factor Analytic and Correlational Study of Mach IV and Mach V.
Williams, M. Lee; And Others
This study is an analysis of the dimensionality of two scales--Mach IV (a 20-item Likert-type) and Mach V (a 20-item forced-choice-type)--commonly used in the measurement of Machiavellianism, a variable which many interpersonal communication researchers view with increasing interest. Data for this investigation was collected from 246 undergraduates enrolled in 18 sections of the basic speech course at the University of Oklahoma in the fall of 1973. A close inspection of the two scales revealed that Mach IVis the more precise of the two scales, and it was recommended that the Mach V scale should be avoided until scoring and other measurement difficulties are resolved. It was also suggested that a shortened form of the Mach IV be used. It was concluded that since the use of summed raw scores per factor did not differ significantly from factor scores, the 4-factor, 13-item Mach IV scale using the raw score method is the most practical and best measure of Machiavellianism available at the present time. (Appendixes include Mach IV questionnaire and Mach V attitude inventory with scoring sheet.) (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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