Not only item content but also item formats is important: Taxonomizing item format approaches

John F. Rauthmann1
1Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria
Cite this article:  Rauthmann, J. F. (2011). Not only item content but also item formats is important: Taxonomizing item format approaches. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 39(1), 119-128.

Volume 39 Issue 1 | e2098 | Published: February 2011 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2011.39.1.119

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In this article I argue that as well as item content, item formats (i.e., phrasing and response formats) are also important. Most trait items can be mapped onto 4 dimensions: point of reference (first person, possessive, others, indicator), general item format (staticity, frequency, valency, frequency + valency), construct indicator (attributal, behavioral, mental, contextual), and conditionality (unconditional, conditional). An item taxonomy tree for the first person perspective is provided for an Openness to Experiences item, and NEO-PI-R Extraversion items are analyzed according to the 4-item format dimensions. Future lines of research on item phrasing are outlined.

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