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ERIC Number: EJ829949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3123
Reliability of Summed Item Scores Using Structural Equation Modeling: An Alternative to Coefficient Alpha
Green, Samuel B.; Yang, Yanyun
Psychometrika, v74 n1 p155-167 Mar 2009
A method is presented for estimating reliability using structural equation modeling (SEM) that allows for nonlinearity between factors and item scores. Assuming the focus is on consistency of summed item scores, this method for estimating reliability is preferred to those based on linear SEM models and to the most commonly reported estimate of reliability, coefficient alpha.
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Language: English
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