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Date:         Mon, 5 Sep 2005 07:43:09 -0400
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Art Kendall <>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject:      Re: reliability analysis
Comments: To: rahel kale <>
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Below are some vocabulary changes that should help you to use the documentation. (Your post with changes in CAPS.) first recode the items that need to be reflected to have the high end of the rating scale represent "more" of the underlying construct.

Then use something like the following untested syntax substituting the names of your variables. RELIABILITY VARIABLES = VIS1 TO X7 /SCALE (VISION) = VIS1 TO VIS5 /SCALE (POLICY) = POL1 TO POL6 /SCALE (TECHNOLOGY) = TECH1 TO TECH7 . . . /SCALE (X) = X1 TO X6 /MODEL = ALPHA /STATISTICS = ALL /SUMMARY = ALL /METHOD = COVARIANCE .

COMPUTE VISION = SUM (VIS1 TO VIS5). COMPUTE POLICY = SUM (POL1 TO POL6) . . . COMPUTE X = X1 TO X6. VAR LABLES VISION 'Vision and values' POLICY 'policy formulation' TECHNOLGY 'mindset towards technology ' . . . Art Social Research Consultants University Park, MD USA (301) 864-5570

rahel kale wrote:

>hi list, > >I am carrying out a survey ,the respondents being the employees and the objective of the survey is to observe the managerial,behaviorial and leadership qualities of the managers.This survey has 9 CONSTRUCTS MEASURED BY SCALES which are Vision and values,policy formulation,mindset towards technology ,team work,culture building etc.Lets consider one SCALE. > >1.Vision and values:-In this there are 5 ITEMS which the respondent has to RATE.which are:- > >a.Communicating vision of the organization to all employees. >b.Developing vision for his department. >c.Clearly stating values of dept. >d.Monitoring the task. >e.Setting example. > >The respondent (employee) has to RATE the 5 ITEMS above. >The RATEing scheme is as follows:- >1.Performing Extraordinarily. >2.Performing very well. >3.Just meets expectation. >4.Performing slightly below average. >5.Performing far below average. > >So,for one employee , under vision i have 5 ITEMS .Similarly for the other 8 SCALES. >I want to carry out reliability analysis and obtain cronbachs alpha for 9 SCALES.i am relatively new to reliabilty analysis and would be glad if someone helps me in the same. > >Regards, >Rahel. > > >--------------------------------- > Click here to donate to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort. > > > >

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