Instrument Development in the Affective Domain [electronic resource] : Measuring Attitudes and Values in Corporate and School Settings / by Robert K. Gable, Marian B. Wolf
- Gable, Robert K.
- Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1993.
- 2nd ed. 1993.
- Physical Description:
- XVII, 275 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Wolf, Marian B. and SpringerLink (Online service)
- 1 Affective Characteristics in School and Corporate Environments: Their Conceptual Definitions -- School Environment -- Corporate Environment -- What are Affective Characteristics? -- Types of Affective Characteristics -- Attitudes -- Self-Efficacy -- Values -- Self-Concept -- Interest -- Relationships Among the Affective Characteristics -- Additional Readings -- 2 Constructing Affective Instruments -- Operational Definitions -- The Domain-Referenced Approach -- Item Content Sources -- Summary -- 3 Scaling Affective Characteristics -- Measurement -- Fishbein's Expectancy-Value Model -- Thurstone Equal-Appearing Interval Scale -- Likert's Summated Rating Techniques -- Latent Trait Models -- Semantic-Differential Scales -- Fishbein's Expectancy-Value Model: An Illustration -- Ipsative Versus Normative Scale Properties -- Ipsative Measures -- Normative Measures -- An Illustration -- Summary -- Additional Readings -- 4 The Validity of Affective Instruments -- Validity Evidence -- Content Validity -- Construct Validity -- Correlation -- Factor Analysis -- SPSSX Exploratory Factor Analysis -- Computer Output: Expoloratory Factor Analysis -- Confirmatory Factor Analysis -- Computer Output: Confirmatory Factor Analysis -- Multitrait-Multimethod Matrix -- Causal Modeling -- Rasch Latent Trait Analysis -- Item Bias -- Known Groups -- Criterion-Related Validity -- Summary -- Additional Readings -- 5 The Reliability of Affective Instruments -- Reliability Theory -- Sources of Error: Generalizability Theory -- Types of Reliability Coefficients -- Factors Affecting Reliability -- Acceptable Levels of Reliability -- The Relationship of Reliability to Validity -- Computer Output: Reliability -- Varimax and Oblique Factor Solution Reliabilities -- Now It's Your Turn -- Additional Readings -- 6 A Review of the Steps for Developing an Affective Instrument -- Suggested Steps in Affective Instrument Development -- References -- Appendixes -- A. Semantic Differential: Me as a Counselor -- B. Occupational Values Inventory: Normative Form Occupational Values Inventory: Ipsative Form -- C. Example of Generalizability Study and Decision Study -- Author Index.
- There has been longstanding interest in affective characteristics in both educational and corporate environments. While each domain has produced its own set of theorists and researchers, the work of some, such as Bandura, has found a place in the literature of both areas. In each of these settings, theorists and researchers have agreed on the causal connections between such constructs as self-efficacy and perceived satisfaction and success, whether that success is measured by academic achievement or corporate quality and performance resulting in profitability. Along with this interest, comes the need for the development of valid and reliable instruments to assess affective characteristics. It is clear that no matter whether your interest lies in the relationship between self-efficacy and academic success or employee satisfaction and corporate success, it is essential that the instruments used be carefully designed and tested to assure that they are measuring what they are intended to measure in a consistent manner. This work offers the theoretical perspective, modern psychometric techniques, real examples, and data needed to enable the instrument developer to produce such valid and reliable instruments.
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