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ERIC Number: EJ826684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1070-5511
Interval Estimation of Interitem and Item-Total Correlations for Multiple Component Measuring Instruments with Ordinal Items
Raykov, Tenko; Mels, Gerhard
Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v16 n1 p99-108 Jan 2009
A readily implemented procedure is discussed for interval estimation of indexes of interrelationship between items from multiple-component measuring instruments as well as between items and total composite scores. The method is applicable with categorical (ordinal) observed variables, and can be widely used in the process of scale construction, revision, and development in social, behavioral, educational, and biomedical research. The approach can also be used for testing conventional or nontraditional hypotheses about these indexes. The procedure is illustrated with a numerical example. (Contains 1 figure, 2 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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