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Coefficient alpha and the reliability of composite measurements


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  • Melvin Novick
  • Charles Lewis
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Psychometrika.

    Volume (Year): 32 (1967)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 1-13

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:32:y:1967:i:1:p:1-13

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    1. G. Kuder & M. Richardson, 1937. "The theory of the estimation of test reliability," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 2(3), pages 151-160, September.
    2. Cyril Hoyt, 1941. "Test reliability estimated by analysis of variance," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 6(3), pages 153-160, June.
    3. Lee Cronbach, 1951. "Coefficient alpha and the internal structure of tests," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 16(3), pages 297-334, September.
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    1. Samuel Green & Yanyun Yang, 2009. "Commentary on Coefficient Alpha: A Cautionary Tale," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 74(1), pages 121-135, March.
    2. Klaas Sijtsma, 2012. "Future of Psychometrics: Ask What Psychometrics Can Do for Psychology," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 77(1), pages 4-20, January.
    3. Ping, Robert Jr., 2004. "On assuring valid measures for theoretical models using survey data," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 57(2), pages 125-141, February.
    4. Massimiliano Pastore & Luigi Lombardi, 2014. "The impact of faking on Cronbach’s alpha for dichotomous and ordered rating scores," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 48(3), pages 1191-1211, May.
    5. Walter Kristof, 1969. "Estimation of true score and error variance for tests under various equivalence assumptions," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 34(4), pages 489-507, December.
    6. Walter Kristof, 1971. "On the theory of a set of tests which differ only in length," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 207-225, September.
    7. Roderick McDonald, 1986. "Describing the elephant: Structure and function in multivariate data," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 51(4), pages 513-534, December.
    8. Klaas Sijtsma, 2009. "On the Use, the Misuse, and the Very Limited Usefulness of Cronbach’s Alpha," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 74(1), pages 107-120, March.
    9. Tarkkonen, L. & Vehkalahti, K., 2005. "Measurement errors in multivariate measurement scales," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 96(1), pages 172-189, September.
    10. Robert MacCann, 2004. "Reliability as a function of the number of item options derived from the “knowledge or random guessing” model," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 69(1), pages 147-157, March.
    11. Ferreira, Ivan F. S. & Bugarin, Mauricio S., 2006. "Transferências Voluntárias e Ciclo Político-Orçamentário no Federalismo Fiscal Brasileiro," Insper Working Papers wpe_64, Insper Working Paper, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa.
    12. Jos Berge & Willem Hofstee, 1999. "Coefficients alpha and reliabilities of unrotated and rotated components," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 64(1), pages 83-90, March.
    13. Walter Kristof, 1974. "Estimation of reliability and true score variance from a split of a test into three arbitrary parts," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 39(4), pages 491-499, December.


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