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Psychometric Evaluation of the Lexington Attachment to Pets Scale (Laps)
AbstractThis paper reports on the development and psychometric evaluation of a scale for assessing emotional attachment of individuals to their pets. Previous attachment scales have suffered
Methodologies for Improving Response Rates in Surveys of Physicians
Postal and telephone strategies have generally been more successful than have fax or Web-based approaches and use of first-class stamps on return envelopes and questionnaires designed to be brief, personalized, and endorsed by legitimizing professional associations were also more likely to be successful.
The Relation Between Culture and Response Styles
The authors investigated at the country level the effects of four cultural orientations identified and studied by Hofstede on two commonly recognized response biases: extreme response style and
Approaches to equivalence in cross-cultural and cross-national survey research
Three notions of item equivalency are distinguished. They correspond to the back-translation approach, the psychometric IRT approach, and the facet-theoretical approach. The latter defines equivalent
Accuracy of Self-Reported Cancer-Screening Histories: A Meta-analysis
National survey data are overestimating cancer-screening utilization for several common procedures and may be masking disparities in screening due to racial/ethnic differences in reporting accuracy.
Sexual harassment and generalized workplace abuse among university employees: prevalence and mental health correlates.
Interpersonally abusive workplace dynamics constitute a significant public health problem that merits increased intervention and prevention strategies.
Pet Ownership and Attachment as Supportive Factors in the Health of the Elderly
AbstractIn order to examine pet ownership and pet attachment as factors supporting the health of the elderly, a national probability sample of Americans 65 years of age and older was drawn.
What is the relation between cultural orientation and socially desirable responding?
It is proposed that people with both types of cultural orientations or backgrounds engage in desirable responding, albeit in distinct ways, and culturally relevant goals served by these distinct types of socially desirable responding are proposed.
Improving the Quality of Surveys of Physicians and Medical Groups
Recommendations were made for improving sample frame databases, optimizing mixed-mode surveys, and studying use of incentives with gatekeepers and in medical group settings for large-scale surveys of physicians and medical groups.