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Measurement equivalence of paper-and-pencil and Internet organizational surveys: a large scale examination in 16 countries

Alain De Beuckelaer UGent and Filip Lievens UGent (2009) APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW-PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE-REVUE INTERNATIONALE. 58(2). p.336-361
abstract
In multinational surveys, mixed-mode administration modes (e.g. combining Internet and paper-and-pencil administration) are increasingly used. To date, no studies have investigated whether measurement equivalence exists between Internet data collection and data collection using the conventional paper-and-pencil method in organisational surveys which include a large number of countries. This paper examined the measurement equivalence of a truly global organisational survey across Internet and paper-and-pencil survey administrations. Data from an organisational survey in 16 countries (N = 52,461) across the globe were used to assess the measurement equivalence of an organisational climate measure within each country in which the survey was administered. The empirical data provided strong indications which support the measurement equivalence of the multi-item survey instrument across Internet and paper-and-pencil surveys in virtually all countries in which the survey was conducted. These findings suggest that merging data obtained through Internet and paper-and-pencil data administration in a particular country is legitimate as no evidence was found for differential effects across both modes of data collection.
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CLIMATE, WEB, FIT INDEXES, COVARIANCE-STRUCTURES, MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL-TESTS, SOCIAL DESIRABILITY, RESPONSE STYLES, RATING-SCALES, DATA-COLLECTION
journal title
APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW-PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE-REVUE INTERNATIONALE
Appl. Psychol.-Int. Rev.-Psychol. Appl.-Rev. Int.
volume
58
issue
2
pages
336 - 361
Web of Science type
article
Web of Science id
000263908800007
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, APPLIED
JCR impact factor
1.811 (2009)
JCR rank
18/63 (2009)
JCR quartile
2 (2009)
ISSN
0269-994X
DOI
10.1111/j.1464-0597.2008.00350.x
language
English
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yes
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A1
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663602
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-663602
date created
2009-05-25 09:09:13
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2011-12-22 14:38:13
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  author       = {De Beuckelaer, Alain and Lievens, Filip},
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  journal      = {APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW-PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE-REVUE INTERNATIONALE},
  keyword      = {CLIMATE,WEB,FIT INDEXES,COVARIANCE-STRUCTURES,MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE,PSYCHOLOGICAL-TESTS,SOCIAL DESIRABILITY,RESPONSE STYLES,RATING-SCALES,DATA-COLLECTION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {336--361},
  title        = {Measurement equivalence of paper-and-pencil and Internet organizational surveys: a large scale examination in 16 countries},
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  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2009},
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De Beuckelaer, Alain, and Filip Lievens. 2009. “Measurement Equivalence of Paper-and-pencil and Internet Organizational Surveys: a Large Scale Examination in 16 Countries.” Applied Psychology-an International Review-psychologie Appliquee-revue Internationale 58 (2): 336–361.
APA
De Beuckelaer, A., & Lievens, F. (2009). Measurement equivalence of paper-and-pencil and Internet organizational surveys: a large scale examination in 16 countries. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW-PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE-REVUE INTERNATIONALE, 58(2), 336–361.
Vancouver
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De Beuckelaer A, Lievens F. Measurement equivalence of paper-and-pencil and Internet organizational surveys: a large scale examination in 16 countries. APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW-PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE-REVUE INTERNATIONALE. 2009;58(2):336–61.
MLA
De Beuckelaer, Alain, and Filip Lievens. “Measurement Equivalence of Paper-and-pencil and Internet Organizational Surveys: a Large Scale Examination in 16 Countries.” APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY-AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW-PSYCHOLOGIE APPLIQUEE-REVUE INTERNATIONALE 58.2 (2009): 336–361. Print.