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Commentary on Coefficient Alpha: A Cautionary Tale


  • Samuel Green


  • Yanyun Yang


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  • Samuel Green & Yanyun Yang, 2009. "Commentary on Coefficient Alpha: A Cautionary Tale," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 74(1), pages 121-135, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:74:y:2009:i:1:p:121-135
    DOI: 10.1007/s11336-008-9098-4

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    1. Samuel Green & Yanyun Yang, 2009. "Reliability of Summed Item Scores Using Structural Equation Modeling: An Alternative to Coefficient Alpha," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 74(1), pages 155-167, March.
    2. John Schmid & John Leiman, 1957. "The development of hierarchical factor solutions," Psychometrika, Springer;The Psychometric Society, vol. 22(1), pages 53-61, March.
    3. 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.
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    1. 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.
    2. 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.


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