Australian factorial confirmation of Vando's Reducer-Augmenter Scale

Dragutinovich S. (1987) Australian factorial confirmation of Vando's Reducer-Augmenter Scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 8 4: 489-497. doi:10.1016/0191-8869(87)90211-X


Author Dragutinovich S.
Title Australian factorial confirmation of Vando's Reducer-Augmenter Scale
Journal name Personality and Individual Differences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0191-8869
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0191-8869(87)90211-X
Volume 8
Issue 4
Start page 489
End page 497
Total pages 9
Subject 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
3200 Psychology
3207 Social Psychology
Abstract Vando's (1970) 54-Item Reducer-Augmenter Scale (RAS) was completed by 549 Australian university students. Factor analysis of scores yielded three dimensions analogous to Canadian results: auditory modality, kinesthetic activity, and sensation seeking. Refactoring 18 RAS items produced a test explaining almost twice as much variance as the original scale. Factor scores of both tests at best duplicated the validity of total scores against constructs reflecting stimulus need. Results justify the use of Vando's total RAS in Australia.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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