The Importance of Item Wording

  title={The Importance of Item Wording},
  author={J. S. Blasberg and P. Hewitt and G. Flett and S. Sherry and Chang Chen},
  journal={Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment},
  pages={702 - 717}
  • J. S. Blasberg, P. Hewitt, +2 authors Chang Chen
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
  • In the current research, we illustrate the impact that item wording has on the content of personality scales and how differences in item wording influence empirical results. We present evidence indicating that items in certain scales used to measure “adaptive” perfectionism fail to capture the disabling all-or-nothing approach that is synonymous with the individual who is driven to attain perfection. Original and modified versions of two perfectionism measures of high personal standards and… CONTINUE READING
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