ERIC Number: EJ775262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Psychometric Evidence for the Leisure Interest Questionnaire and Analyses of the Structure of Leisure Interests
Hansen, Jo-Ida C.; Scullard, Mark G.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v49 n3 p331-341 Jul 2002
This study provides evidence of reliability and validity for the Leisure Interest Questionnaire (LIQ; J. C. Hansen, 1998). Undergraduate students completed the LIQ and Strong Interest Inventory (SII; E. K. Strong Jr., 1927) at Time 1 and the LIQ 5 weeks later. The internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the LIQ scales were calculated. Evidence of construct validity was inferred from (a) intercorrelations among the LIQ scales and (b) correlations between LIQ and SII. A second sample of undergraduates completed the LIQ and the Leisure Activities Blank (G. E. McKechnie, 1975) to provide evidence of criterion validity. An exploratory factor analysis and a multidimensional scaling analysis of the LIQ scales provided information about the structure of leisure interests.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychometrics, Predictive Validity, Multidimensional Scaling, Interest Inventories, Factor Analysis, Construct Validity, Questionnaires, Recreational Activities, Measures (Individuals), Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strong Interest Inventory