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Cross-Validation and Rasch Analyses of the Australian Version of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory–Revised

Boman, Peter, Curtis, David , Furlong, Michael J. , & Smith, Douglas C. (2006) Cross-Validation and Rasch Analyses of the Australian Version of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory–Revised. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 24(3), pp. 225-242.

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Abstract

The construct validity of the Australian version of the Multidimensional School Anger Inventory–Revised (MSAI-R) was examined using exploratory factor analysis (EFA), Rasch analysis, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) on a sample of 1,400 Australian students enrolled in Years 8 through 12. The EFA revealed a strong replication of the MSAI-R's internal consistency and structure with the original four MSAI-R factors identified: Anger Experience, Hostility, Destructive Expression, and Positive Coping. However, the Rasch analysis revealed that some additional items could be added to the destructive anger expression and positive coping subscales to enhance their reliability. A CFA was also conducted to compare the four-factor and a one-factor model. The results indicated a good model fit for the four-factor solution apart from one index. It is concluded that the results lend further support to the MSAI-R's construct validity and support its use as a general survey and evaluation research instrument.

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ID Code: 13161
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: school, anger, measurement, MSAI, R
DOI: 10.1177/0734282906288472
ISSN: 1557-5144
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Sage Publications
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:59

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