NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 14 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; Castro, Stephanie L. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
The effects of the base referent or standard stimulus on scale values obtained in the magnitude estimation scaling of 34 frequency expressions were studied with 208 undergraduate students and 2 different referents ("sometimes" and "fairly many times"). Analysis indicates that the two referents yield statistically similar…
Descriptors: Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education, Responses, Scaling
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; Gardiner, Claudia C. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
Whether previously noted differences in 2 sets of recommended 5-point equal-interval response anchors could have been caused by scaling too many stimuli at once was studied for scores of 110 college students. A comparison of Magnitude Estimation (MET) and Thurstone Case III illustrates the advantages of MET. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Estimation (Mathematics), Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Cogliser, Claudia C.; Schriesheim, Chester A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1994
A method of testing semantic differential scales for bipolarity is developed using a new conception of bipolarity that does not require unidimensionality. Assessment of Fielder's Least Preferred Coworker instrument with 63 college student subjects using multidimensional scaling revealed its significant departures from bipolarity. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Multidimensional Scaling, Semantic Differential
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
Effects of item wording on questionnaire reliability and validity were studied, using 280 undergraduate business students who completed a questionnaire comprising 4 item types: (1) regular; (2) polar opposite; (3) negated polar opposite; and (4) negated regular. Implications of results favoring regular and negated regular items are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Business Education, Comparative Testing, Higher Education, Negative Forms (Language)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; Klich, Nancy R. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1991
Two studies were conducted, using 131 business administration majors (53 males and 78 females), to examine the psychological midpoints of the 18 bipolar adjective pairs of Fiedler's Least Preferred Coworker (LPC) instrument. Six of the LPC adjective pairs were found to deviate significantly from true bipolarity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Students, Higher Education, Personality Measures
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1989
Three studies explored the effects of grouping versus randomized items in questionnaires on internal consistency and test-retest reliability with samples of 80, 80, and 100, respectively, university students and undergraduates. The 2 correlational and 1 experimental studies were reasonably consistent in demonstrating that neither format was…
Descriptors: Classification, College Students, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; Novelli, Luke, Jr. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1989
Differences between recommended sets of equal-interval response anchors derived from scaling techniques using magnitude estimations and Thurstone Case III pair-comparison treatment of complete ranks were compared. Differences in results for 205 undergraduates reflected differences in the samples as well as in the tasks and computational…
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Higher Education, Psychometrics, Rating Scales
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; And Others – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1994
Eighteen bipolar adjective pairs that are used in Fielder's Least Preferred (LPC) coworker instrument were examined using 2 scaling techniques with a sample of 113 respondents. Both pair-comparison treatments suggest that true bipolarity does not characterize most of the paired adjectives. Implications for LPC and semantic differential research…
Descriptors: Adjectives, Adults, Attitudes, Estimation (Mathematics)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; Denisi, Angelo S. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1980
Two types of questionnaire formats' measuring leadership variables were examined: one with items measuring the same dimensions grouped together and the second with items measuring the same dimensions distributed randomly. The random condition showed superior convergent and discriminant validity, as assessed by multitrait-multimethod and analysis…
Descriptors: Adults, Leadership Qualities, Personality Measures, Questionnaires
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
This study provides support for the hypothesized effect of leniency on the discriminant validity of grouped questionnaire items. It was found that controlling for leniency resulted in a slight decrement in convergent validity but that discriminant validity was substantially improved. Implications for questionnaire validity and further research are…
Descriptors: Classification, Correlation, Questionnaires, Research Problems
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; Hill, Kenneth D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
The empirical evidence does not support the prevailing conventional wisdom that it is advisable to mix positively and negatively worded items in psychological measures to counteract acquiescence response bias. An experiment, evaluating subjects' ability to respond accurately to both positive and reversed items on a questionnaire, analyzed post-hoc…
Descriptors: Bias, Higher Education, Questionnaires, Response Style (Tests)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1981
Effects of item presentation mode on degree of leniency bias in responses to field research questionnaires were studied. Two modes were examined: first with items measuring the same dimensions grouped together and second with such items distributed randomly. The random mode showed substantially less leniency response bias. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Adults, Leadership Qualities, Questionnaires, Response Style (Tests)
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Schriesheim, Chester A.; Schriesheim, Janet F. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1978
The invariance of results from magnitude estimation and pair comparison treatment of complete ranks scaling procedures is examined. Whether or not roughly interval measurement is achieved by these methods is also explored. Implications for the validity of measurement are briefly discussed. (Author/JKS)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Measurement Techniques, Rating Scales, Technical Reports
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Wherry, Robert J.; Schriesheim, Chester A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1975
Descriptors: Computer Programs, Matrices, Stimuli