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Why Do We Still Have an Impoverished Understanding of the Item Wording Effect? An Empirical Examination
Kam,Chester Chun Seng
2018-08-01
Source PublicationSociological Methods and Research
ISSN15528294 00491241
Volume47Issue:3Pages:574-597
AbstractThe item wording (or keying) effect is respondents’ differential response style to positively and negatively worded items. Despite decades of research, the nature of the effect is still unclear. This article proposes a potential reason; namely, that the item wording effect is scale-specific, and thus findings are applicable only to a particular measure involved in an investigation. Using multiple scales and several methods, the present study provides strong and converging support for this hypothesis. In light of the results, we reinterpret major findings of the item wording effect and propose possible future directions for research.
Keyworditem keying direction item wording direction multitrait multimethod nomological network reverse-keyed items
DOI10.1177/0049124115626177
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Language英语
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorKam,Chester Chun Seng
AffiliationFaculty of Education,University of Macau,,Taipa,Macao
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Kam,Chester Chun Seng. Why Do We Still Have an Impoverished Understanding of the Item Wording Effect? An Empirical Examination[J]. Sociological Methods and Research,2018,47(3):574-597.
APA Kam,Chester Chun Seng.(2018).Why Do We Still Have an Impoverished Understanding of the Item Wording Effect? An Empirical Examination.Sociological Methods and Research,47(3),574-597.
MLA Kam,Chester Chun Seng."Why Do We Still Have an Impoverished Understanding of the Item Wording Effect? An Empirical Examination".Sociological Methods and Research 47.3(2018):574-597.
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