Title

Criteria for selection and evaluation of scales and measures

Date of this Version

1-1-2015

Document Type

Book Chapter

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Boyle, G.J., Saklofske, D.H., & Matthews, G. (2015). Criteria for selection and evaluation of scales and measures. In G.J. Boyle, D.H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs (pp. 3-15). London, United Kingdom: Academic Press.

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2015 HERDC submission

ISBN

9780123869159

Abstract

Extract: The ever increasing knowledge of human behavior emanating from psychological research and allied disciplines is matched by the need for reliable and valid measures to assess the constructs used in both the research laboratory and applied settings. Measures of personality and social psychological factors have been a major contribution from psychology since the early part of the last century and continue to proliferate to this day. There is no lack of interest in the assessment of the wide range of personal characteristics, both familiar and novel, but rather a demand for more and better measures. The ever-increasing array of specific scales/measures available to researchers and practitioners alike is a sign of the strength of psychology’s contributions to our knowledge of human behaviour.

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