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ERIC Number: EJ1081198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Applying the Nominal Response Model within a Longitudinal Framework to Construct the Positive Family Relationships Scale
Preston, Kathleen Suzanne Johnson; Parral, Skye N.; Gottfried, Allen W.; Oliver, Pamella H.; Gottfried, Adele Eskeles; Ibrahim, Sirena M.; Delany, Danielle
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v75 n6 p901-930 Dec 2015
A psychometric analysis was conducted using the nominal response model under the item response theory framework to construct the Positive Family Relationships scale. Using data from the Fullerton Longitudinal Study, this scale was constructed within a long-term longitudinal framework spanning middle childhood through adolescence. Items tapping this construct were completed annually by mothers when children were aged 9 to 17 years. The scale measures a construct customized for each age with uniquely informative items consisting exclusively of discriminating response categories as evaluated using the nominal response model. By using longitudinal data, the study is innovative in implementing the method of test equating to a psychological construct across nine assessments spanning 8 years. Future research pertaining to validity is discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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