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Chapter 4_Measurement.ppt - Measurement Measurement Why we...

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Unformatted text preview: Measurement Measurement Why we measure Empirical support What we measure Conceptual variables Personality traits Attitudes Emotions/Moods Behaviors How we measure Self-report Behavioral Physiological Brain imaging Fundamentals of measurement Operational definition Specific Multiple (converging operations) Conceptual variable Self-control Measured variable Likert Scale (Tangney et al., 2004) Operational definition Fundamentals of measurement Conceptual variable (theory based) Self-control : capacity to overcome ones desires, thoughts, and habitual patterns of behavior in order to conform to the demands of social life. Measured variable Likert Scale (Tangney et al., 2004) 5 factors: General capacity for self-discipline Inclination for deliberate/nonimpulsive action Work Ethic Healthy habits Reliability I spend too much money I say inappropriate things People can count on me to keep on schedule I get carried away by my feelings I have a hard time breaking bad habits Fundamentals of measurement Converging operations Tangney et al., (2004) overall index of ones capacity to control thoughts, emotions, impulses and performance. Self-Control Questionnaire (Brandon, et al., 1990) capacity to control health-related behaviors. Self-Control Schedule (Rosenbaum, 1980) capacity to use strategies such as self-distraction and cognitive reframing to solve particular behavioral problems Fundamentals of measurement Measured variables: Nominal variables identify a particular characteristic numbers are arbitrary Sex Religion Race Quantitative variables the quantity of a...
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