An individual difference hypothesis was tested
with respect to the validity of a vector type cognitive
processing model for inventory responses. The validity
index may be also considered an index of the
conformity of inventory responses to the meaning
structure of the items. Three short adjective and
sentence type inventories were used, two of them
consisting of mixed sets of items and one consisting
of positive sets. It was concluded from the only low
positive intercorrelations of the validities that individual
differences are minor. Furthermore, evidence
was found for an effect of the order of presentation
of the inventories and for an effect of the inventory
composition (positive or mixed), but not for a
higher validity of the model for adjective than for
sentence types of inventories.
De Boeck, Paul.
Individual differences in the validity of a cognitive processing model for responses to personality inventories.
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