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Coefficient alpha and the reliability of composite measurements

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  • Melvin Novick
  • Charles Lewis

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  • Melvin Novick & Charles Lewis, 1967. "Coefficient alpha and the reliability of composite measurements," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 32(1), pages 1-13, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:32:y:1967:i:1:p:1-13
    DOI: 10.1007/BF02289400
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    1. Lee Cronbach, 1951. "Coefficient alpha and the internal structure of tests," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 16(3), pages 297-334, September.
    2. Cyril Hoyt, 1941. "Test reliability estimated by analysis of variance," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 6(3), pages 153-160, June.
    3. G. Kuder & M. Richardson, 1937. "The theory of the estimation of test reliability," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 2(3), pages 151-160, September.
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    2. 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.
    3. Sharma, Dheeraj, 2016. "Understanding Coefficient Alpha: Assumptions and Interpretations," IIMA Working Papers WP2016-03-38, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
    4. 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.
    5. Jos Berge & Willem Hofstee, 1999. "Coefficients alpha and reliabilities of unrotated and rotated components," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 64(1), pages 83-90, March.
    6. Klaas Sijtsma, 2009. "On the Use, the Misuse, and the Very Limited Usefulness of Cronbach’s Alpha," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 74(1), pages 107-120, March.
    7. Tyler Hunt & Peter Bentler, 2015. "Quantile Lower Bounds to Reliability Based on Locally Optimal Splits," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 80(1), pages 182-195, March.
    8. Walter Kristof, 1974. "Estimation of reliability and true score variance from a split of a test into three arbitrary parts," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 39(4), pages 491-499, December.
    9. Klaas Sijtsma, 2012. "Future of Psychometrics: Ask What Psychometrics Can Do for Psychology," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 77(1), pages 4-20, January.
    10. Ariel Alonso & Annouschka Laenen & Geert Molenberghs & Helena Geys & Tony Vangeneugden, 2010. "A Unified Approach to Multi-item Reliability," Biometrics, The International Biometric Society, vol. 66(4), pages 1061-1068, December.
    11. 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.
    12. Robert MacCann, 2004. "Reliability as a function of the number of item options derived from the “knowledge or random guessing” model," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 69(1), pages 147-157, March.
    13. Walter Kristof, 1969. "Estimation of true score and error variance for tests under various equivalence assumptions," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 34(4), pages 489-507, December.
    14. Tarkkonen, L. & Vehkalahti, K., 2005. "Measurement errors in multivariate measurement scales," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 96(1), pages 172-189, September.
    15. Walter Kristof, 1971. "On the theory of a set of tests which differ only in length," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 36(3), pages 207-225, September.
    16. Samuel Green & Yanyun Yang, 2009. "Commentary on Coefficient Alpha: A Cautionary Tale," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 74(1), pages 121-135, March.
    17. Dheeraj Sharma, 2016. "Understanding Coefficient Alpha: Assumptions and Interpretations," Working Papers id:11088, eSocialSciences.

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