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Using psychophysical scaling, the Borg centiMax® Scale (CR100), in questionnaires to study work-related needs and behaviors
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology, Perception and psychophysics.
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophyiscs / [ed] K. Ueda, H. Ito, G. B. Remijn, & Y. Nakajima, 2017, Vol. 33, 108-114 p.Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In test construction, thorough effort is put into formulating test items. Commonly, however, these are scaled with category or Likert scales. In this study, items from four work-related questionnaires were adapted and scaled with the Borg CR Scale® (CR100, centiMax®), a general intensity scale for level determination with ratio data (Borg & Borg, 2001; Borg, 2007). Tests measured Work-related Basic Need Satisfaction, Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Perceived Organizational Support, and Procedural Justice. In their original forms, Cronbach’s alpha ranged from 0.74–0.98, whereas this study obtained 0.83–0.92 (n=30 and n=81). Adapted to the centiMax scale, Cronbach’s alpha were 0.72–0.95 (n=81 and n=142). For Work-related Basic Need Satisfaction (n=81) and for Organizational Citizenship Behavior (n=30) correlations between centiMax and Likert scales were r=0.79 (p<0,001) and r=0.69 (p<0,001). The centiMax scale worked well and can be recommended with the advantage of more interesting statistical analysis that comes with ratio data.

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2017. Vol. 33, 108-114 p.
Keyword [en]
Borg CR Scale, measurement, psychophysics
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-150676OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-150676DiVA: diva2:1170110
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Fechnerday 2017. 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophyiscs, Fukuoka, Japan, 22-26 October 2017.
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