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The Development of a Short Form of the Sensitivity of Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire

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Cooper, A and Gomez, R, The Development of a Short Form of the Sensitivity of Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire, Journal of Individual Differences, 29, (2) pp. 90-104. ISSN 1614-0001 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1027/1614-0001.29.2.90

Abstract

The Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire (SPSRQ) has been proposed as a measure of the behavioral approach system (BAS) and behavioral inhibition system (BIS). Previous research with the SPSRQ has highlighted potential problems with the factor structure of the measure and individual item properties. The aim of the current studies was to use factor analytic and item response theory (IRT) methods to examine the psychometric properties of the SPSRQ. A further aim was to develop a short version of the SPSRQ. In Study 1, 393 adult participants completed the SPSRQ. The results from this study highlighted problems with the factor structure and item properties that had been noted in previous research. On this basis, a short form of the measure was proposed. In Study 2, the short form of the SPSRQ was tested with an independent sample (N = 327). These analyses suggested the short form of the SPSRQ had an improved factor structure, good item properties, and acceptable reliability. © 2008 Hogrefe & Huber Publishers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Personality, Abilities and Assessment
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
Author:Gomez, R (Professor Rapson Gomez)
ID Code:55055
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:14
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2009-03-04
Last Modified:2015-01-27
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