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Evaluating the use of exploratory factor analysis in psychological research.
Despite the widespread use of exploratory factor analysis in psychological research, researchers often make questionable decisions when conducting these analyses. This article reviews the major…
Attitudes and attitude change.
Empirical and conceptual developments over the past four years on attitudes and persuasion are reviewed, with particular attention paid to work on attitude accessibility, ambivalence, and the affective versus cognitive bases of attitudes.
Measuring the Affective and Cognitive Properties of Attitudes: Conceptual and Methodological Issues
Despite renewed interest in the affective and cognitive properties of attitudes, assessment of these constructs is plagued by a number of problems. Some techniques for overcoming these problems are…
The Role of the Affective and Cognitive Bases of Attitudes in Susceptibility to Affectively and Cognitively Based Persuasion
Two experiments were conducted to examine whether attitudes based on affect or cognition were more susceptible to persuasive appeals that matched versus mismatched the basis of attitudes. Experiment…
The problem of equivalent models in applications of covariance structure analysis.
A study of 53 published applications showed that equivalent models exist routinely, often in large numbers and may often offer substantively meaningful alternative explanations of data.
Exploratory Factor Analysis
This chapter discusses the requirements for and Decisions in Choosing Exploratory Common Factor Analysis, and the challenges faced in implementing and interpreting this analysis.
The causes and consequences of attitude importance.
Designing Rating Scales for Effective Measurement in Surveys
Attitudinal Ambivalence and Message-Based Persuasion: Motivated Processing of Proattitudinal Information and Avoidance of Counterattitudinal Information
- Jason K. Clark, D. Wegener, L. Fabrigar
- PsychologyPersonality & social psychology bulletin
- 1 April 2008
It is suggested that ambivalence can also create the opposite effect: avoidance of thinking about persuasive messages, which should lead people to avoid processing of counterattitudinal (disagreeable) information that threatens to increase ambivalentence.
Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Testing the Circumplex Structure of Data in Personality and Social Psychology
- L. Fabrigar, P. S. Visser, M. Browne
- PsychologyPersonality and social psychology review : an…
- 1 August 1997
The conclusion is that the covariance structure modeling approach has significant advantages in that it provides a closer conceptual match to the theoretical assumptions of circumpinglex representations, supplies information more directly relevant to circumplex representations and permits more precise and flexible testing of hypotheses derived from circumpLex representations.