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Analyzing multitrait-mulitmethod data with multilevel confirmatory factor analysis: an application to the validation of the State-Trait Cheerfulness Inventory


Carretero-Dios, Hugo; Eid, M; Ruch, Willibald (2011). Analyzing multitrait-mulitmethod data with multilevel confirmatory factor analysis: an application to the validation of the State-Trait Cheerfulness Inventory. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(2):153-164.

Abstract

This article gives a didactic introduction to the analysis of multitrait-multimethod data with models of
multilevel confirmatory factor analysis. In particular, the principles of the multilevel CT-C(M-1) model
for interchangeable and structural different methods are explained in detail, and the first application
of this model to more than two structurally different methods is presented. The model is illustrated by
an application to the analysis of the convergent and discriminant validity of the trait subscales of the
State-Trait Cheerfulness Inventory (STCI-T, Ruch, Köhler, & van Thriel, 1996). The results show that the
STCI is a reliable and valid questionnaire for assessing the temperamental basis of sense of humor.

Abstract

This article gives a didactic introduction to the analysis of multitrait-multimethod data with models of
multilevel confirmatory factor analysis. In particular, the principles of the multilevel CT-C(M-1) model
for interchangeable and structural different methods are explained in detail, and the first application
of this model to more than two structurally different methods is presented. The model is illustrated by
an application to the analysis of the convergent and discriminant validity of the trait subscales of the
State-Trait Cheerfulness Inventory (STCI-T, Ruch, Köhler, & van Thriel, 1996). The results show that the
STCI is a reliable and valid questionnaire for assessing the temperamental basis of sense of humor.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:04 Feb 2011 10:03
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 06:55
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0092-6566
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2010.12.007

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