The present study compared two approaches to
scoring a Psychological Climate Questionnaire-an
empirical keying of items using item analysis and a
rational approach which focused on identifying the
underlying constructs measured by the questionnaire.
The approaches were compared with respect
to prediction of performance criteria and the ability
to ascertain the theoretical underpinnings of the instrument.
Questionnaires were completed by 398
male firemen in a large metropolitan area. Results
demonstrated that a summation of item scores to
reflect carefully designed a priori constructs did not
necessarily result in weaker prediction of performance
criteria. Similarities of the present study with
previous work are discussed.
Hornick, Christopher W, James, Lawrence R & Jones, Allan P. (1977). Empirical item keying versus a rational approach to analyzing a psychological climate questionnaire. Applied Psychological Measurement, 1, 489-500. doi:10.1177/014662167700100405
Hornick, Christopher W.; James, Lawrence R .; Jones, Allan P..
Empirical item keying versus a rational approach to analyzing a psychological climate questionnaire.
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