Structural analysis of the harvard group scale of hypnotic susceptibility, form a

McConkey K.M., Sheehan P.W. and Law H.G. (1980) Structural analysis of the harvard group scale of hypnotic susceptibility, form a. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 28 2: 164-175. doi:10.1080/00207148008409838


Author McConkey K.M.
Sheehan P.W.
Law H.G.
Title Structural analysis of the harvard group scale of hypnotic susceptibility, form a
Journal name International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1744-5183
Publication date 1980-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00207148008409838
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 28
Issue 2
Start page 164
End page 175
Total pages 12
Language eng
Subject 3603 Complementary and Manual Therapy
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract Multiple samples of Ss were tested on the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A (HGSHS:A) of Shor and E. Orne, (1962) to examine the nature of the dimensions underlying the scale. Data were analyzed by the principal components method, the alpha factoring technique, and the Rasch model of analysis. The Rasch model was used to specifically test the hypothesis that HGSHS:A measures just one dimension with items varying along a difficulty continuum. Results indicated that either a 2- or 3-factor solution is appropriate to HGSHS:A and that performance on the test cannot be explained in terms of a single dimension even when item difficulty is taken into account. Greatest instability of structure across both samples and methods of analyses was evident for the cognitive-delusory items on the scale. Implications for hypnotic theory and test construction are discussed.
Q-Index Code C1
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