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Quality of Psychology Test Between Likert Scale 5 and 6 Points

Rungson Chomeya1
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Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 6 No. 3, 2010, 399-403

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2010.399.403

Submitted On: 9 April 2010 Published On: 4 September 2010

How to Cite: Chomeya, R. (2010). Quality of Psychology Test Between Likert Scale 5 and 6 Points. Journal of Social Sciences, 6(3), 399-403. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2010.399.403

Abstract

Problem statement: The purposes of this research were (1) to study the quality evaluation psychology test Likert's scale 5 and 6 points (attitude test, locus of control test and achievement motive test) focusing on construct validity, discrimination and reliability, (2) to compare the study of quality psychology test between Likert's scale 5 and 6 points and (3) to compare the study for personal decision making level between Likert's scale 5 and 6 points. Approach: The subjects were 180 (60 for each test) undergraduate students from Mahasarakham University who were selected by purposive sampling. Results: The research tools were attitude test, locus of control test and achievement motive test comprised of measurement patterns developed for different variables. Means, standard deviation, Factors Analysis, Alpha Coefficient and t-test were used for data analysis. Conclusion/Recommendations: The research revealed that (1) higher component and Initial Eigenvalues cumulative percent of psychology test Likert's scale 5 and 6 points, but psychology test Likert's scale 6 points had more higher trend of discrimination and reliability than Likert's scale 5 points, (2) construct validity, discrimination and reliability among Likert's scale 5 and 6 points were compared. It was found different reliability at 0.05 level on achievement motive test only and (3) personal decision making level psychology test among Likert's scale 5 and 6 points was different at 0.05 level.

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Keywords

  • Quality of test
  • psychology test
  • Likert’s scale