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An empirical evaluation of alternative methods of estimation for confirmatory factor analysis with ordinal data.
Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is widely used for examining hypothesized relations among ordinal variables (e.g., Likert-type items). A theoretically appropriate method fits the CFA model toExpand
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Development and Examination of the Social Appearance Anxiety Scale
The Social Appearance Anxiety Scale (SAAS) was created to measure anxiety about being negatively evaluated by others because of one's overall appearance, including body shape. This study examined theExpand
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Development and Validation of the Multidimensional State Boredom Scale
This article describes the development and validation of the Multidimensional State Boredom Scale (MSBS)—the first and only full-scale measure of state boredom. It was developed based on aExpand
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Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada
Key Points Question Is maternal fluoride exposure during pregnancy associated with childhood IQ in a Canadian cohort receiving optimally fluoridated water? Findings In this prospective birth cohortExpand
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The relationship between caregiver sensitivity and infant pain behaviors across the first year of life
Summary Previous caregiver sensitivity and infant pain behaviour predict future sensitivity and behaviour in the immunization context, but consistent interrelationships are not seen until 12 monthsExpand
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Treating Offenders with Mental Illness: A Research Synthesis
The purpose of this research synthesis was to examine treatment effects across studies of the service providers to offenders with mental illness. Meta-analytic techniques were applied to 26 empiricalExpand
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Old and New Ideas for Data Screening and Assumption Testing for Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis
We provide a basic review of the data screening and assumption testing issues relevant to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis along with practical advice for conducting analyses that areExpand
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Defining risk heterogeneity for internalizing symptoms among children of alcoholic parents.
Adopting a developmental epidemiology perspective, the current study examines sources of risk heterogeneity for internalizing symptomatology among children of alcoholic parents (COAs). Parent-basedExpand
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It Might Not Make a Big DIF
Differential test functioning, or DTF, occurs when one or more items in a test demonstrate differential item functioning (DIF) and the aggregate of these effects are witnessed at the test level. InExpand
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The Measurement of Boredom
There are two commonly used measures of boredom: the Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS) and the Boredom Susceptibility Scale (ZBS). Although both were designed to measure the propensity to experienceExpand
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