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ERIC Number: EJ1060746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
The Effects of Positively and Negatively Worded Items on the Factor Structure of the UCLA Loneliness Scale
Dodeen, Hamzeh
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n3 p259-267 Jun 2015
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factor structure of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Loneliness Scale and examine possible wording effects on a sample of 1,429 students from the United Arab Emirates University. Correlated traits-correlated uniqueness as well as correlated traits-correlated methods were used to examine the scale's eight-factor models. The results of confirmatory factor analysis with maximum likelihood estimation indicated two models provided the best fit. The first, a one-dimensional model, assumes the correlation of the standard errors in the positive items. The second assumes a one-dimensional model and two method factors that correspond to the negative and positive items.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: UCLA Loneliness Scale