The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Von Broembsen, Max en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Couper, Michael Patrick en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1982 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Couper, M. 1982. The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15790
dc.description.abstract A number of survey research efforts in South Africa have neglected to examine the validity of attitude scales designed for and validated on other populations. Methods for testing the validity of attitude scales constructed using Likert' s ( 1932) sum mated ratings method are discussed and demonstrated using Dean's (1961) Social Alienation Scale as an example. The use of factor analysis and cluster analysis in the construct validation of such a scale is examined. The results not only raise doubts about the validity of this particular scale when applied to a non-representative sample of 404 so-called Coloured and White respondents in Cape Town, but also indicate that extreme caution should be exercised when applying such an attitude scale in a population other than that for which it was originally designed and tested. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Sociology en_ZA
dc.title The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Sociology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSocSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Couper, M. P. (1982). <i>The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15790 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Couper, Michael Patrick. <i>"The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology, 1982. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15790 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Couper MP. The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Sociology, 1982 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15790 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Couper, Michael Patrick AB - A number of survey research efforts in South Africa have neglected to examine the validity of attitude scales designed for and validated on other populations. Methods for testing the validity of attitude scales constructed using Likert' s ( 1932) sum mated ratings method are discussed and demonstrated using Dean's (1961) Social Alienation Scale as an example. The use of factor analysis and cluster analysis in the construct validation of such a scale is examined. The results not only raise doubts about the validity of this particular scale when applied to a non-representative sample of 404 so-called Coloured and White respondents in Cape Town, but also indicate that extreme caution should be exercised when applying such an attitude scale in a population other than that for which it was originally designed and tested. DA - 1982 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1982 T1 - The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales TI - The construct validity of pre-built Likert-type attitude scales UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15790 ER - en_ZA


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