Rotter's internal-external scale: confirmatory factor analysis and correlation with social desirability for alternative scale formats

Ashkanasy, Neal M. (1985) Rotter's internal-external scale: confirmatory factor analysis and correlation with social desirability for alternative scale formats. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48 5: 1328-1341. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.48.5.1328


Author Ashkanasy, Neal M.
Title Rotter's internal-external scale: confirmatory factor analysis and correlation with social desirability for alternative scale formats
Journal name Journal of Personality and Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3514
1939-1315
Publication date 1985
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0022-3514.48.5.1328
Volume 48
Issue 5
Start page 1328
End page 1341
Total pages 14
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Abstract 536 undergraduates completed alternative versions of Rotter's Internal–External Locus of Control Scale and the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale. 178 Ss completed the scales in their original formats (forced-choice and true/false, respectively), and 358 Ss completed a Likert instrument that incorporated both measures. It was hypothesized (a) that J. F. Watson's (see record 1982-29470-001) 2-factor structure for the forced-choice scale and B. E. Collins's (see record 1974-25219-001) 4-factor structure for the Likert version would be confirmed and (b) that both scales would exhibit significant social desirability correlation. A restricted factor analysis of the data confirmed the reported factorial structures, but the variance explained by the factors was small, and there was evidence that the scale may be tapping a unitary construct. Correlation with social desirability was found for the Likert data but not for the forced-choice results. However, data indicate that there may be problems with the interpretation of results that were based on use of the Marlowe-Crowne scale.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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