The Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research Journal (MECR)The online edition of the journal has been digitized and published by the University Libraries Technical Services.https://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/172482020-06-06T08:25:04Z2020-06-06T08:25:04ZThe rejection of the hypothesis of complete independence prior to conducting a factor analysisReddon, John R.https://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/176692020-05-19T13:55:25Z1990-01-01T00:00:00ZThe rejection of the hypothesis of complete independence prior to conducting a factor analysis
Reddon, John R.
Two tests of complete independence were compared in terms of relative power efficiency on 50 equi-correlation matrices and 26 published data sets. Λ1 a test based on Fisher's tanh-1 (r) transformation had greater power efficiency than, Λ0 a test based on -log|R| with finite sample corrections. Consequently, sample size requirements for rejecting P=I should be determined from Λ1 instead of Λ0. In addition, Baggaley's estimate of Q=-log|R|/k from the average absolute off-diagonal correlation was compared with a root mean square estimate of Q. The root mean square estimate was preferable but also demonstrated considerable bias. Because of the bias in estimating Q from the off-diagonal correlations, because Λ1 has greater relative power efficiency for P=I than ?0, and because the test statistic for Λ1 can be approximated from the root mean square off-diagonal correlation, it is preferable to tabulate power results for Λ1 as a function of the average correlation instead of Λo.
1990-01-01T00:00:00ZA brief note on second-order community satisfaction factors for two sub-communities in Istanbul, TurkeyBardo, John W.Dökmeci, Vedia F.https://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/176702020-05-19T13:53:27Z1990-01-01T00:00:00ZA brief note on second-order community satisfaction factors for two sub-communities in Istanbul, Turkey
Bardo, John W.; Dökmeci, Vedia F.
First-order Community Satisfaction factors obtained for a sample of residents of Istanbul, Turkey, were subjected to second-order factor analysis; a solution with two oblique factors ("General Satisfaction" and "Excitement/Dullness") resulted. Findings were compared to those of previous studies and results were discussed with regard to their implications for theories of community satisfaction.
1990-01-01T00:00:00ZRelationships of SCL-90 profiles to methadone patients' psychosocial characteristics and treatment responseSteer, Robert A.Platt, Jerome J.Ranieri, William F.Metzger, David S.https://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/176622020-05-19T13:27:27Z1989-01-01T00:00:00ZRelationships of SCL-90 profiles to methadone patients' psychosocial characteristics and treatment response
Steer, Robert A.; Platt, Jerome J.; Ranieri, William F.; Metzger, David S.
Four-hundred fifty-eight methadone patients were administered the Symptom Check List-90 (SCL-90). Four profile-shape components were identified by Modal Profile Analysis reflecting (1) Paranoid, (2) Somatic, (3) Hostile, and (4) Anxious-depressed syndromes. Spearman rank-order correlations were then calculated between these four profile-shape components and four same-named ones previously reported for the SCL-90-R with psychiatric patients; the shape components were similar for both instruments. The four shape components were next correlated with the addicts background and treatment characteristics. The paranoid shape was associated with smoking marijuana at a later age and currently using both heroin and marijuana; the somatic shape was related to earlier marijuana use, not being court mandated to treatment, and having current medical problems; the hostile shape was associated with being male, Black, using marijuana at an earlier age, and currently using amphetamines; and the anxious depressed shape was correlated with being Black, not being married, using marijuana at an earlier age, realizing that one had a drug problem at an earlier age, entering drug treatment at an earlier age, and not having a current health problem.
1989-01-01T00:00:00ZAn examination of self-esteem in the context of general personality functioningKawash, GeorgeClewes, JanetKeating, Leohttps://soar.wichita.edu/handle/10057/176592020-05-19T13:13:41Z1989-01-01T00:00:00ZAn examination of self-esteem in the context of general personality functioning
Kawash, George; Clewes, Janet; Keating, Leo
The Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory (SEI) and the Children's Personality Questionnaire (CPQ) or the High School Personality Questionnaire (HSPQ) were administered to 350 children and adolescents. An obliquely rotated factor analysis of the matrix of intercorrelations amoing SEI factors and CPQ/HSPQ factors allowed for an examination of self-esteem as a general vs. specific construct and for an enquiry into its relationship with other well established personality factors. The results suggested that a hierarchical model of self-esteem, with a general (global) factor at the second-order is a defensible position, and that self-esteem can be differentiated clearly from other personality factors while retaining significant correlations with some of them, most notably anxiety.
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