ERIC Number: EJ669040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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On Robustness of the Normal-Theory Based Asymptotic Distributions of Three Reliability Coefficient Estimates.
Yuan, Ke-Hai; Bentler, Peter M.
Psychometrika, v67 n2 p251-59 Jun 2002
Examined the asymptotic distributions of three reliability coefficient estimates: (1) sample coefficient alpha; (2) reliability estimate of a composite score following factor analysis; and (3) maximal reliability of a linear combination of item scores after factor analysis. Findings show that normal theory based asymptotic distributions for these coefficient estimates are still valid within much wider classes of distributions. (SLD)
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