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Predicting the impact of simple and compound life change events
Wainer, Howard; Timbers, Dianne T.; Hough, Richard L. (1978)
 

Title 
Predicting the impact of simple and compound life change events

Issue Date
1978

Type
Article

Abstract
A scale of impact for 95 life change events was determined from a sample of 4 ethnic groups. Fifty-one of these events fit a Rasch model and had the same impact in all four groups (sample free item calibration). The differences among the groups were characterized by individual parameters called "stabilities." A second study was performed that estimated a linear transformation of the impacts to yield an impact scale with ratio properties.

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other: doi:10.1177/014662167800200301

Suggested Citation
Wainer, Howard; Timbers, Dianne T.; Hough, Richard L.. (1978). Predicting the impact of simple and compound life change events. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/99459.


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