Top-down purification of Tobacyk's Revised Paranormal Belief Scale

@article{Lange2000TopdownPO,
  title={Top-down purification of Tobacyk's Revised Paranormal Belief Scale},
  author={R. Lange and H. Irwin and J. Houran},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  year={2000},
  volume={29},
  pages={131-156}
}
Using mostly undergraduate student data (N=560), factor analysis confirmed the existence of seven factors in Tobacyk’s Revised Paranormal Belief Scale (RPBS). However, this replication proved to be of dubious value since (1) the factor structure was significantly affected by age and gender; (2) the items in Tobacyk’s original factors were significantly non-additive; (3) the items showed pervasive differential item functioning (DIF) related to respondents’ ages, gender, or both; and (4… Expand
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