ERIC Number: ED120214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Likert vs. Yes-No Response Modality in Locus of Control Measurement.
Chandler, Theodore A.; Patterson, Richard G.
This study demonstrated the efficacy of a Likert format in contrast to two choice formats in eliciting a more normal distribution of internal-external locus of control responses in a highly variable lower class university sample. The revised Likert format, in contrast to the original, collaborated other research evidence suggesting a multifactor scale. Significant mean reversals across test formats, in spite of test-retest reliability, suggest that response modality may be a significant variable. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)