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dc.contributor.authorBjornsdottir G
dc.contributor.authorAlmarsdottir AB
dc.contributor.authorHansdottir I
dc.contributor.authorThorsdottir F
dc.contributor.authorHeimisdottir M
dc.contributor.authorStefansson H
dc.contributor.authorThorgeirssona TE
dc.contributor.authorBrennan PF
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-24T12:00:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-04-24T12:00:16Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.citationComput Hum Behav. 2014;41:384-92en
dc.identifier.issn0747-5632en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/550570en
dc.descriptionTo access publisher's full text version of this article click on the hyperlink at the bottom of the pageen
dc.description.abstractMixed-mode questionnaires are increasingly used in research. Psychological measures, developed for paper-and-pencil (paper) administration require measurement equivalence testing when administered in an alternative mode. Here, Icelandic translations of the NEO-FFI personality measure and Adult Reading History Questionnaire (ARHQ) were tested for equivalence of measurement and data quality between paper and web mode. Perceived sensitivity of data and preference for survey mode were also assessed. One hundred adults were recruited to answer both modes in a randomized, crossover design. Eighty-eight participants completed both administrations with an average of 63.8 days (SD = 2.2) between them. Within-subjects comparisons of means between modes demonstrated measurement equivalence for both measures. However, differing invalidity coefficients by mode observed by multi-trait multi method (MTMM) analysis suggested systematic effects not captured by traditional psychometric evaluation. Of note was a greater tendency for acquiescence responding to the NEO-FFI observed in web mode. Neither personality traits nor ARHQ reading difficulty scores were associated with preference for survey mode. However, 36% of participants who considered their personality data moderately to highly sensitive scored higher in neuroticism and lower in agreeableness compared to those rating their personality data of low sensitivity. While the Icelandic NEO-FFI and ARHQ have demonstrated measurement equivalence in paper and web mode, mode equivalence of psychometric measures may require ongoing evaluation as perceptions of web privacy continue to evolve.
dc.description.sponsorshipdeCODE Genetics EU Grant HEALTH-2007-2.2.1-10-223423 (Project PsychCNV), NIH grant R01DA17932, and EU Grant IMI-JU-NewMeds.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPergamon-Elsevier Scienceen
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2014.10.033en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0747563214005561en
dc.subjectKannaniren
dc.subjectNetiðen
dc.subject.meshData Collectionen
dc.subject.meshInterneten
dc.subject.meshResearch Designen
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologyen
dc.titleFrom paper to web: Mode equivalence of the ARHQ and NEO-FFIen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDeCODE Genet Amgen, Reykjavik, Iceland, Univ Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Univ Iceland, Dept Psychol, Reykjavik, Iceland, Landspitali Natl Univ Hosp, Reykjavik, Iceland, Univ Wisconsin, Sch Nursing, Madison, WI 53706 USA, Univ Wisconsin, Coll Engn, Madison, WI 53706 USAen
dc.identifier.journalComputers in Human Behavioren
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html.description.abstractMixed-mode questionnaires are increasingly used in research. Psychological measures, developed for paper-and-pencil (paper) administration require measurement equivalence testing when administered in an alternative mode. Here, Icelandic translations of the NEO-FFI personality measure and Adult Reading History Questionnaire (ARHQ) were tested for equivalence of measurement and data quality between paper and web mode. Perceived sensitivity of data and preference for survey mode were also assessed. One hundred adults were recruited to answer both modes in a randomized, crossover design. Eighty-eight participants completed both administrations with an average of 63.8 days (SD = 2.2) between them. Within-subjects comparisons of means between modes demonstrated measurement equivalence for both measures. However, differing invalidity coefficients by mode observed by multi-trait multi method (MTMM) analysis suggested systematic effects not captured by traditional psychometric evaluation. Of note was a greater tendency for acquiescence responding to the NEO-FFI observed in web mode. Neither personality traits nor ARHQ reading difficulty scores were associated with preference for survey mode. However, 36% of participants who considered their personality data moderately to highly sensitive scored higher in neuroticism and lower in agreeableness compared to those rating their personality data of low sensitivity. While the Icelandic NEO-FFI and ARHQ have demonstrated measurement equivalence in paper and web mode, mode equivalence of psychometric measures may require ongoing evaluation as perceptions of web privacy continue to evolve.


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