Examination of the validity of instructed response items in identifying careless respondents

Chester Chun Seng KAM, Hoi Huen CHAN

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlespeer-review

47 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study asks whether instructed response items validly detect careless respondents. We found that instructed response items have high internal consistency, good convergent validity with other types of carelessness detectors (synonyms, antonyms, and odd-even index), and good discriminant validity with acquiescence. Excluding careless respondents based on increasingly strict cutoff values leads to stronger negative correlations between regular and reverse-keyed items. Overall, the results favor the continued use of instructed response items to identify careless respondents. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume129
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Citation

Kam, C. C. S., & Chan, G. H.-H. (2018). Examination of the validity of instructed response items in identifying careless respondents. Personality and Individual Differences, 129, 83-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.03.022

Keywords

  • Careless responding
  • Instructed response items
  • Validity

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Examination of the validity of instructed response items in identifying careless respondents'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.