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Wang, Wen-Chung; Chen, Hui-Fang; Jin, Kuan-Yu – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
Many scales contain both positively and negatively worded items. Reverse recoding of negatively worded items might not be enough for them to function as positively worded items do. In this study, we commented on the drawbacks of existing approaches to wording effect in mixed-format scales and used bi-factor item response theory (IRT) models to…
Descriptors: Item Response Theory, Test Format, Language Usage, Test Items
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Reckase, Mark D.; Xu, Jing-Ru – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2015
How to compute and report subscores for a test that was originally designed for reporting scores on a unidimensional scale has been a topic of interest in recent years. In the research reported here, we describe an application of multidimensional item response theory to identify a subscore structure in a test designed for reporting results using a…
Descriptors: English, Language Skills, English Language Learners, Scores
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Dumenci, Levent; Yates, Phillip D. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2012
Estimation problems associated with the correlated-trait correlated-method (CTCM) parameterization of a multitrait-multimethod (MTMM) matrix are widely documented: the model often fails to converge; even when convergence is achieved, one or more of the parameter estimates are outside the admissible parameter space. In this study, the authors…
Descriptors: Correlation, Models, Multitrait Multimethod Techniques, Matrices
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Immekus, Jason C.; Imbrie, P. K. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2010
The Revised Two-Factor Study Process Questionnaire (R-SPQ-2F) is a measure of university students' approach to learning. Original evaluation of the scale's psychometric properties was based on a sample of Hong Kong university students' scores. The purpose of this study was to test and cross-validate the R-SPQ-2F factor structure, based on separate…
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Hamid, P. Nicholas; Cheng, Sheung-Tak – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1996
A short measure of trait and state negative and positive affect, the Chinese Affect Scale, was developed for Chinese-speaking people and tested in Hong Kong with 306 community adults and 314 college students. Scores had reasonable internal and retest reliabilities and high convergent and discriminant validity. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adults, Affective Behavior, Chinese, College Students
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Davis, Cindy; Tang, Catherine So-Kum; Chan, Shui-Fun Fiona; Noel, Beth – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1999
Developed and standardized an Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) questionnaire which was tested with 1,667 adolescents and 277 college students in Hong Kong. Results support the reliability and validity of the scores from this measure of AIDS knowledge among adolescents in Hong Kong. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Sachs, John – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 1992
In samples of 1,005 adolescents and adults in Hong Kong and 281 adolescents and adults in London (England), Moral Development Test patterns conform to that predicted by L. Kohlberg's stage theory of moral development (1969), but the degree of association between the stages differed between cultures. (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Affective Measures, Cognitive Tests