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  • Comments on Item Selection Procedures
    • Abstract: Comments on Item Selection Procedures
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Editorial
      Pages 1-2

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000196

      Authors
      Matthias Ziegler, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      Journal Volume Volume 30
      Journal Issue Volume 30, Number 1 / 2014
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:32:41 GMT
       
  • Personality in Action
    • Abstract: Personality research has mainly relied on self-report measures, more than on behavioral assessments. In the present study, brief behavioral personality tests were developed to measure behavior that is prototypical for the Big Five traits of conscientiousness and agreeableness. A longitudinal study (N = 322; mean age = 12.2 years) examined the predictive value of these newly developed personality tests on changes in academic and social adjustment across the transition to secondary school. Conscientiousness and agreeableness were measured before the transition to secondary school using both the behavioral personality tests and a self-report questionnaire. Academic achievement and social acceptance were measured both pre- and post-transition. The behavioral test of conscientiousness predicted changes in children’s school achievement across the transition to secondary school, above and beyond self-reported conscientiousness. Similarly, the behavioral test of agreeableness predicted change in social acceptance, whereas self-reported agreeableness did not. Behavioral personality tests index unique aspects of children’s behavioral dispositions that are not fully captured by traditional self-report personality questionnaires, and that have predictive power over time.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-9

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000186

      Authors
      Astrid M. G. Poorthuis, Department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
      Sander Thomaes, Department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
      Jaap J. A. Denissen, Department of Developmental Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
      Marcel A. G. van Aken, Department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
      Bram Orobio de Castro, Department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:41:03 GMT
       
  • A Differential Item Functioning Analysis of the German Academic
           Self-Regulation Questionnaire for Adolescents
    • Abstract: The German Academic Self-Regulation Questionnaire (SRQ-A[G]) for adolescents assesses four regulatory styles within Deci and Ryan’s (1985) self-determination theory: intrinsic, identified, introjected, and external regulation. The study on N = 2,123 students (1,057 girls) from secondary schools in Austria analyzes the effects of differential item functioning (DIF) on individual and group-level estimates of the latent regulatory styles. The scale demonstrated small DIF for sex and the ages from 10 to 17. The DIF items favored, if anything, younger students and lead to a slight overestimation of their introjected motivation level. However, the practical impact on group-level means was negligible. The SRQ-A[G] represents a reliable instrument to capture sex- and age-related differences in the four regulatory styles throughout adulthood.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-10

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000185

      Authors
      Timo Gnambs, Osnabrück University, Germany
      Barbara Hanfstingl, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:40:57 GMT
       
  • The Assessment of Multicultural Strength
    • Abstract: The classification of character strengths and virtues by Peterson and Seligman (2004) includes 24 strengths and 6 virtues. Although the development of this classification was inspired by diverse cultural traditions, no one strength or virtue centrally focused on cultural aspects. Fowers and Davidov (2006) have proposed a new multicultural strength or virtue termed as openness to the other. We developed the Openness to the Other Affective Domain Inventory (OADI), a new 6-item measurement instrument to assess affective attraction to the other, that is, fascination with or attraction to culturally diverse others, and affective aversion to the other, that is, distrust of or disgust with culturally diverse others. The results showed evidence of acceptable reliability, incremental and convergent validity, validity with an external criterion, and known group validity for the OADI. Moreover, a confirmatory factor analysis yielded an excepted two-factor model that corresponded to the attraction and aversion dimensions.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-13

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000187

      Authors
      Alejandro César Cosentino, Department of Psychology, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
      Alejandro Castro Solano, Department of Psychology, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:40:49 GMT
       
  • Effects of Communication Between Judges on Consensus and Accuracy in
           Judgments of People’s Intelligence
    • Abstract: We investigated how consensus and accuracy in judgments of people’s intelligence are affected by different procedures for obtaining group judgments. Watching videos of previously unacquainted targets reading a brief text, 65 triads of 3 judges judged the intelligence of 54 targets. The targets’ actual intelligence was assessed via tests of verbal and nonverbal cognitive abilities. In Condition 1, each triad member judged each target’s intelligence independently, and then the individual judgments were averaged. In Condition 2, two members of a triad revealed their judgments, and the third member then heralded the group’s judgment. In Condition 3, the judges discussed their impressions with one another, and then jointly announced a judgment they had agreed upon. Judgments became less accurate over time across conditions (fatigue effect), and more favorable in Condition 3. Communication between judges resulted in higher consensus, and judges assumed that discussion-based judgments were more accurate. However, accuracy did not really differ systematically between conditions. We discuss the implications of these results for applied contexts.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-9

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000188

      Authors
      Peter Borkenau, Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
      Daniel Leising, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
      Ulrike Fritz, Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:40:41 GMT
       
  • The Type D Construct
    • Abstract: The interaction of negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI), known as the Type D personality, is associated with a worse prognosis in cardiac patients. Until now, causal models have been speculative, and this is partly due to a lack of clarity related to the validity of SI, its role in emotion regulation, and the postulated independence of social and emotional functioning. To examine the construct validity of the Type D personality, we analyzed associations of NA and SI with different measures of affectivity, social anxiety, and social competencies in a German population-based representative sample (n = 2,495). Both NA and SI were associated with all other measures of social functioning and negative affect (all rs > .30) and showed considerable cross-loadings (NA: a1 = .39, a2 = .63; SI: a1 = .73 and a2 = .34) in a two-factor solution with the factors labeled as Social Functioning and Negative Affectivity. The SI subscale did not properly differentiate between social fears and social competencies, which emerged as rather different aspects of social functioning. Further studies should examine the effect of broader dimensions of social orientation and competencies and their interaction with NA on cardiac prognosis.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-6

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000189

      Authors
      Gesine Grande, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
      Matthias Romppel, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
      Matthias Michal, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotheraphy, University Medical Center, Mainz, Germany
      Elmar Brähler, Department of Medical Psychology and Sociology, University Medical Center, Leipzig, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:40:36 GMT
       
  • Validation of the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) in an Italian
           Sample and Invariance Across Gender and Mode of Administration
    • Abstract: About 7–12% of individuals experience high dental anxiety and it represents a barrier to dental care. The Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) is a brief measure of dental anxiety which is widely used in clinical practice as well as in research. The principal aims of this study were to create and validate an Italian version of the MDAS and to determine whether its validity was influenced by gender and different methods of data collection (on paper or electronically). A secondary objective was to collect further evidence of criterion validity and reliability of the scale. A self-report battery of standardized psychological measures, including the Italian MDAS and other measures, was completed on paper by 126 patients attending a dental clinic and electronically by 108 respondents plus 40 dentists. Fifty-nine percent of all subjects were female. Confirmatory factor analyses supported a two-factor model for the Italian MDAS and measurement invariance across gender and method of administration. Both internal consistency and 4-week test-retest estimates of reliability were good. The Italian MDAS was shown to be differentially correlated in expected ways with other constructs. Women showed higher dental anxiety than men and online respondents reported higher dental anxiety than dental patients.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-10

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000182

      Authors
      Paola Gremigni, University of Bologna, Italy
      Nicola Mobilio, University of Ferrara, Italy
      Giulia Casu, University of Bologna, Italy
      Santo Catapano, University of Ferrara, Italy
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
      Print ISSN 1015-5759
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:51:54 GMT
       
  • On the Inappropriateness of Using Items to Calculate Total Scale Score
           Reliability via Coefficient Alpha for Multidimensional Scales
    • Abstract: Researchers have the implicit option of calculating internal consistency reliability (coefficient α) for total scale scores derived from multidimensional inventories based on either the inter-item correlation matrix (item unit-level) or the inter-subscale correlation matrix (subscale unit-level). It is demonstrated that item unit-level and subscale unit-level reliability estimates often diverge substantially in practice. Specifically, the item unit-level reliability estimation is often larger than the corresponding subscale unit-level estimate. It is recommended that if researchers calculate total scale score reliability at the item unit-level, then a model-based approach to the estimation of internal consistency reliability (i.e., omega hierarchical) should be applied, when the underlying model is multidimensional. If omega hierarchical cannot be applied for any particular reason, it is recommended that total scale score reliabilities be calculated at the subscale unit-level of analysis, not the item unit-level.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-10

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000181

      Authors
      Gilles E. Gignac, School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:51:54 GMT
       
  • Economic Games
    • Abstract: The psychometric properties of behaviors in economic games as indicators of stable latent dispositions of altruism and fairness were tested in two studies. Using latent state-trait analyses, we explored the factor structure of offers in the dictator game, rejection decisions in the ultimatum game, and altruistic punishment and altruistic compensation in a three-person game. Results showed that four distinct but intercorrelated latent dispositions best described the interindividual differences in these behaviors. The reliabilities and stabilities of these behaviors across 6 weeks were generally moderate to high. Correlations with self-report measures of personality suggested that offers in the dictator game and altruistic compensation reflect a concern for fairness coupled with a reluctance to harm others. Rejection decisions in the ultimatum game were correlated with competitiveness and the need for power. In sum, our results suggest that economic games have good psychometric qualities as instruments that can be used to assess stable latent dispositions and can be employed as objective personality tests sensu Cattell to gain a more complete picture of personality beyond self-reports.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-15

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000183

      Authors
      Anna Baumert, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany; University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
      Thomas Schlösser, Department of Sociology and Social Psychology, University of Cologne, Germany
      Manfred Schmitt, Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
      Print ISSN 1015-5759
      PubDate: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:51:54 GMT
       
  • The Effect of Client Case Complexity on Clinical Decision Making
    • Abstract: In mental health care, clinicians’ treatment decisions are expected to be based on the formulation (i.e., exploration of the causing and maintaining mechanisms) of the client’s problems. Previous research showed two things: clinicians’ case formulations mainly contain descriptive information instead of explanatory information and it is unclear to what extent treatment decisions are actually based on case formulations. In this study, we tested whether the complexity of client problems influences case formulation quality and we investigated to what extent case formulations explain treatment decisions for simple and complex client problems. Results show that case formulations for complex problems were of lower quality than those for simple problems. Also, we found that case formulations are only weakly associated with treatment decisions, for both types of problems. We conclude that clinicians give higher quality case formulations when these may be least needed, that is: for simple cases, for which an empirically supported treatment is available. Clinicians appear to base treatment decisions on descriptions of overt client symptoms rather than on case formulations.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-9

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000184

      Authors
      Marleen Groenier, University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands
      Jules M. Pieters, University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands
      Cilia. L. M. Witteman, Diagnostic Decision Making Group, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Souja R. S. Lehmann, University of Twente, Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Enschede, The Netherlands
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:51:53 GMT
       
  • Volume 29, 2013: Ad Hoc Reviewers 2013
    • Abstract: Volume 29, 2013: Ad Hoc Reviewers 2013
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Volume Information
      Pages 308-309

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000179
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
      Print ISSN 1015-5759
      Journal Volume Volume 29
      Journal Issue Volume 29, Number 4 / 2013
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:17:09 GMT
       
  • News Within the European Journal of Psychological Assessment
    • Abstract: News Within the European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Editorial
      Pages 231-233

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000180

      Authors
      Matthias Ziegler, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
      Doreen Bensch, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
      Print ISSN 1015-5759
      Journal Volume Volume 29
      Journal Issue Volume 29, Number 4 / 2013
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:17:09 GMT
       
  • Psychopathy and Violent Reoffending in German-Speaking Countries
    • Abstract: The Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and its screening version, the PCL:SV, are clinical assessment instruments for the observer rating of psychopathic personality in offenders. Given the link between PCL-R/SV total scores and violent offending, these instruments have been incorporated into various risk assessment protocols in forensic psychology. The purpose of the present study was to examine the predictive validity of the PCL-R/SV instruments in German-speaking countries. We collated data from 11 published studies (total-N = 2,412 offenders). Based on suitable diagnostic cutscores for prototypical psychopathy, the proportions of true-positive and false-positive cases with respect to violent reoffending were compared. Overall, sensitivity was estimated at 27% and specificity at 88% for the PCL-R (or at 28% and 90% for the PCL:SV, respectively). At critical score levels, the odds for violent offense recidivism were more than two times higher than at subcritical levels for both instruments. A decision-theory analysis suggested that the implicit utility of false-positive risk assessments was about halfway between the minimal utility of false-negative assessments and the maximal utility of correct assessments. Both the PCL-R and its screening version are viable instruments for the prediction of violent offense recidivism in German-speaking countries.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-13

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000178

      Authors
      Andreas Mokros, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, Switzerland
      Knut Vohs, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, Switzerland
      Elmar Habermeyer, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, Switzerland
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:53:00 GMT
       
  • Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
    • Abstract: Symptom-based self-rating measures were established to detect individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after specific traumatic events. The aim of the present study was to compare the diagnostic efficiency of the German version of the Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ), the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale (PDS), and an 8-item subset of the PDS. Receiver-operating-characteristic analyses are determined in a treatment-seeking outpatient sample (N = 208) with mixed trauma type. The areas under the curve (AUC) for all measures were found to be moderate (AUC = 0.77–0.81); hence, measures did not differ in terms of their discriminatory abilities. Using the favored cutoff points, sensitivity (53–81%) and specificity (71–84%) values were at a level that was only moderate. Considering the high economic burden due to PTSD and the moderate specificity values, a two-stage screening approach might result in only moderate cost-efficiency for treatment-seeking outpatients. In addition, our results support the notion that discriminatory abilities and operating characteristics based on samples with a specific trauma type have to be cross-validated.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-7

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000174

      Authors
      Christoph Kröger, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
      Sören Kliem, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:52:57 GMT
       
  • Assessment of Psychopathy in Austria
    • Abstract: The Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is a clinician rating instrument for psychopathic personality disorder. Although the instrument is routinely used in forensic assessment in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, data on its psychometric properties in German-speaking countries are lacking. Based on a national sample of adult male sexual offenders assessed at a federal evaluation unit in Austria (N = 1,046), reliability and factor structure were estimated. More specifically, measurement invariance was assessed with respect to the North American normative data of male offenders. In the sample, the PCL-R achieved similar levels of reliability as those reported in the manual for North American male offenders. According to confirmatory factor analysis, a four-factor model of psychopathy described the data well. More specifically, weak measurement invariance (i.e., equivalence of loadings, not of thresholds) held in comparison with the North American data. The present findings support the suitability of the PCL-R for assessment purposes in German-speaking countries. However, the total score is not directly comparable to North American data given that only weak measurement invariance was observed.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-8

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000177

      Authors
      Andreas Mokros, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, Switzerland
      Elmar Habermeyer, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, Switzerland
      Craig S. Neumann, Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA
      Frank Schilling, Federal Evaluation Center for Violent and Sexual Offenders, Vienna, Austria
      Robert D. Hare, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
      Reinhard Eher, Federal Evaluation Center for Violent and Sexual Offenders, Vienna, Austria
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:52:57 GMT
       
  • Correction to Ruch et al., 2013
    • Abstract: Correction to Ruch et al., 2013
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Erratum
      Pages 1-1

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000176
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:52:55 GMT
       
  • Measuring Feedback From Clients
    • Abstract: Treatment results can be improved by obtaining feedback from clients concerning their progress during therapy and the quality of the therapeutic relationship. This feedback can be rated using short instruments such as the Outcome Rating Scale (ORS) and the Session Rating Scale (SRS), which are being increasingly used in many countries. This study investigates the validity and reliability of the Dutch ORS and SRS in a large sample of subjects (N = 587) drawn from the clients of an outpatient mental healthcare organization. The results are compared to those of previous Dutch and American studies. While both the ORS and the SRS exhibited adequate test-retest reliability and internal consistency, their concurrent validity was limited (more for the SRS than for the ORS). New standards are proposed for the Dutch ORS and SRS. The scores obtained with these standards are interpreted differently than those obtained using American standards. The clinical implications of the limited validity of the ORS and the SRS are discussed, as is the use of different standards in conjunction with these instruments.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-7

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000172

      Authors
      Pauline Janse, HSK Group, Arnhem, The Netherlands
      Liesbeth Boezen-Hilberdink, Diaconessenhuis, Zorgcombinatie Noorderboog, Meppel, The Netherlands
      Maarten K. van Dijk, HSK Group, Arnhem, The Netherlands
      Marc J. P. M. Verbraak, HSK Group, Arnhem, The Netherlands
      Giel J. M. Hutschemaekers, Behavioral Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:02:46 GMT
       
  • Evaluating the Wording Effect and Psychometric Properties of the Kid-KINDL
    • Abstract: Quality of life (QoL) instruments for children provide an important health index for school healthcare professionals to understand students’ overall health status. We investigated the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the widely used Kid-KINDL and reported on the wording effect of its positively and negatively worded items. A convenience sample of 8- to 12-year-old students (n = 443) completed the Kid-KINDL; 89 of them completed it again 7–14 days later. The internal consistency was satisfactory in the total score (α = .87) and two subscales (α = .704 [emotional] and .853 [self-esteem]), but unsatisfactory for the other subscales (α = .578 [physical], .533 [friend], .520 [family], and .560 [school]). Test-retest reliability was acceptable in all the subscales and the total score (ICC > .6). A multitrait-multimethod design using several confirmatory factor analysis models confirmed the construct validity of the Kid-KINDL when the wording effect was taken into account (GFI = .912–.934, TLI = .889–.930, CFI = 0.910–.947, IFI = 0.912–0.948, RMSEA = 0.045–0.057, SRMR = .045–.056). We conclude that the Kid-KINDL is a reliable and valid tool for teachers to use to evaluate students’ QoL if the total score is used.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-10

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000175

      Authors
      Chung-Ying Lin, Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
      Wei-Ming Luh, Institute of Education, College of Social Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
      Chung-Ping Cheng, Department of Psychology, College of Social Science, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
      Ai-Lun Yang, Graduate Institute of Exercise Science, Taipei Physical Education College, Taipei, Taiwan
      Hui-Ing Ma, Institute of Allied Health Sciences, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:02:46 GMT
       
  • Getting Entangled in the Nomological Net
    • Abstract: Getting Entangled in the Nomological Net
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Editorial
      Pages 157-161

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000173

      Authors
      Matthias Ziegler, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
      Tom Booth, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, Department of Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, UK
      Doreen Bensch, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      Journal Volume Volume 29
      Journal Issue Volume 29, Number 3 / 2013
      PubDate: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:26:19 GMT
       
  • I Will Probably Fail
    • Abstract: We investigated the effects of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) versus computerized fixed item testing (FIT) of reasoning ability on current motivation in terms of situational fear of failure and subjective probability of success, as well as flow. A group of 174 students (aged 15–21) from two German secondary schools was presented either a CAT or a FIT version of a matrices test; motivational variables were assessed during a short break in testing. More situational fear of failure and less subjective probability of success were reported using CAT compared to FIT. Self-reported flow did not differ between test mode conditions. When we addressed the hypothesis that adaptive testing is equally motivating for both high and lower performers, test performance appeared to moderate the relationship of test mode and subjective probability of success: Only during FIT was subjective probability of success higher with lower test performance. This moderation effect was also revealed for the relationship of test mode and flow. However, as average reported motivation was lower during CAT, results contradict assumptions of enhanced motivation during CAT. Results are discussed in relation to self-concept relevance of testing domains and with reference to test fairness.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-9

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000168

      Authors
      Tuulia M. Ortner, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
      Eva Weißkopf, Free University, Berlin, Germany
      Tobias Koch, Free University, Berlin, Germany
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment
      Online ISSN 2151-2426
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      PubDate: Tue, 21 May 2013 14:44:22 GMT
       
 
 
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