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dc.contributor.authorSwander, Carl Josephen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:01:19Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:01:19Z
dc.date.issued1999-07-07en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-033199-230118en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/9863
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_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the right to archive and to make available my thesis or dissertation in whole or in part in the University Libraries in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all proprietary rights, such as patent rights. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis or dissertation.en_US
dc.subjectDFITen_US
dc.subjectDIFen_US
dc.subjectAttitude Assessmenten_US
dc.subjectIRTen_US
dc.subjectDifferential Item Functioningen_US
dc.titleAssessing the Differential Functioning of Items and Tests of a Polytomous Employee Attitude Surveyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairHarvey, Robert J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDonovan, John J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFoti, Roseanne J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-033199-230118en_US
dc.date.sdate1999-03-31en_US
dc.date.rdate2000-06-04
dc.date.adate1999-04-06en_US


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