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ERIC Number: EJ819107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Considerations for Creating Multi-Language Personality Norms: A Three-Component Model of Error
Meyer, Kevin D.; Foster, Jeff L.
International Journal of Testing, v8 n4 p384-399 Oct 2008
With the increasing globalization of human resources practices, a commensurate increase in demand has occurred for multi-language ("global") personality norms for use in selection and development efforts. The combination of data from multiple translations of a personality assessment into a single norm engenders error from multiple sources. This article outlines a model that addresses three primary sources of error: sample differences, translation differences, and cultural differences. For each source, specific examples are provided to illustrate the impact that error can have on the final norm. Previous research is cited and commentary is provided to help researchers and practitioners understand the potentials for error and how to address and/or control for them. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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