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dc.contributor.authorSwander, Carl Josephen
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:01:19Zen
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:01:19Zen
dc.date.issued1999-07-07en
dc.identifier.otheretd-033199-230118en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9863en
dc.description.abstractDimensions of a polytomous employee attitude survey were examined for the presence of differential item functioning (DIF) and differential test functioning (DTF) utilizing Raju, van der Linden, & Fleer's (1995) differential functioning of items and tests (DFIT) framework. Comparisons were made between managers and non-managers on the 'Management' dimension and between medical staff and nurse staff employees on both the 'Management' and 'Quality of Care and Service' dimensions. 2 out of 21 items from the manager/non-manager comparison were found to have significant DIF, supporting the generalizability of Lynch, Barnes-Farell, and Kulikowich (1998). No items from the medical staff/nurse staff comparisons were found to have DIF. The DTF results indicated that in two out of the three comparisons 1 item could be removed to create dimensions free from DTF. Based on the current findings implications and future research are discussed.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
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dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
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dc.subjectDFITen
dc.subjectDIFen
dc.subjectAttitude Assessmenten
dc.subjectIRTen
dc.subjectDifferential Item Functioningen
dc.titleAssessing the Differential Functioning of Items and Tests of a Polytomous Employee Attitude Surveyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
dc.contributor.committeechairHarvey, Robert J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDonovan, John J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberFoti, Roseanne J.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-033199-230118en
dc.date.sdate1999-03-31en
dc.date.rdate2000-06-04en
dc.date.adate1999-04-06en


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