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A comparison of two measures of attitude: Scalogram analysis and the semantic differential test

Cooney, Diane Stapleton

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Diane Stapleton Cooney



Abstract

The supposed identity of the evaluative factor of the
semantic differential with another measure of attitude, a Guttman scale, is discussed and empirically investigated. Theoretical considerations suggest that the degree of association observed may vary, according to the operation of a number of factors relating to the content and form of constructed scales. An empirical investigation, based on the responses of 1008 subjects, to the concept OBEDIENCE, and to a comparable Guttman scale, is reported. The degree of association found, C = 0.41, did not permit the postulation of a relationship of near identity between the two measures.

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Cooney, D. S. (1969). A comparison of two measures of attitude: Scalogram analysis and the semantic differential test

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