UM
Separating truth from error: A closer look at the effect of grouped versus intermixed questionnaire format
Zhang,L. L.1; Farh,J. L.2
2019-09-15
Source PublicationAsia Pacific Journal of Management
ISSN15729958 02174561
Volume36Issue:3Pages:881-901
AbstractA topic of ongoing debate in survey research is whether items measuring different constructs should be grouped by construct or intermixed. Previous researchers have failed to reach a consensus on whether grouping or intermixing measurement items leads to better construct validity. The inconsistency of their findings has to a large extent resulted from a tendency to confound true variance and systematic error variance. Drawing on measurement and cognitive theories, we propose that for established measures with satisfactory psychometric properties, grouped items capture less unsystematic and systematic error variance and more true variance than their intermixed counterparts. This argument is supported by the findings of a field experiment with 853 students in 142 project teams, who reported their teams’ relationship and task conflict on grouped and intermixed items. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings for researchers who use survey instruments are discussed.
KeywordError variance Grouping items Intermixing items Knowledge accessibility Knowledge applicability True variance
DOI10.1007/s10490-018-9586-8
URLView the original
Language英语
Fulltext Access
Citation statistics
Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Affiliation1.Faculty of Business Administration,University of Macau,,Taipa,Macao
2.China Europe International Business School,,Shanghai,201206,China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Business Administration
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Zhang,L. L.,Farh,J. L.. Separating truth from error: A closer look at the effect of grouped versus intermixed questionnaire format[J]. Asia Pacific Journal of Management,2019,36(3):881-901.
APA Zhang,L. L.,&Farh,J. L..(2019).Separating truth from error: A closer look at the effect of grouped versus intermixed questionnaire format.Asia Pacific Journal of Management,36(3),881-901.
MLA Zhang,L. L.,et al."Separating truth from error: A closer look at the effect of grouped versus intermixed questionnaire format".Asia Pacific Journal of Management 36.3(2019):881-901.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Zhang,L. L.]'s Articles
[Farh,J. L.]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Zhang,L. L.]'s Articles
[Farh,J. L.]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Zhang,L. L.]'s Articles
[Farh,J. L.]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.