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ERIC Number: ED549171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 9
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Effect of Items Direction (Positive or Negative) on the Factorial Construction and Criterion Related Validity in Likert Scale
Naji Qasem, Mamun Ali; Ahmad Gul, Showkeen Bilal
Online Submission, Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences v17 n3 p77-84 Sep 2014
The study was conducted to know the effect of items direction (positive or negative) on the factorial construction and criterion related validity in Likert scale. The descriptive survey research method was used for the study and the sample consisted of 510 undergraduate students selected by used random sampling technique. A scale developed by Sobhei Hamdan & Mohammed Jehad (2007) was used by the investigator to access attitude of students towards undergraduate study. The finding of the study revealed that: (1) there is effect of items direction (positive or negative) on the factorial construction related validity in Likert scale; and (2) criterion related validity is not affected even when the items' directions for Likert's type differ (positive, negative, half-positive, half-negative and random [positive & negative]) and there is no effect of items direction (positive or negative) on the criterion related validity in Likert scale. A list of references and notes is included.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia