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Psychological Bulletin

About: Psychological Bulletin is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Personality & Cognition. It has an ISSN identifier of 0033-2909. Over the lifetime, 6060 publication(s) have been published receiving 1454839 citation(s). more

Topics: Personality, Cognition, Poison control more

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.112.1.155
Jacob Cohen1Institutions (1)
Abstract: One possible reason for the continued neglect of statistical power analysis in research in the behavioral sciences is the inaccessibility of or difficulty with the standard material. A convenient, although not comprehensive, presentation of required sample sizes is provided here. Effect-size indexes and conventional values for these are given for operationally defined small, medium, and large effects. The sample sizes necessary for .80 power to detect effects at these levels are tabled for eight standard statistical tests: (a) the difference between independent means, (b) the significance of a product-moment correlation, (c) the difference between independent rs, (d) the sign test, (e) the difference between independent proportions, (f) chi-square tests for goodness of fit and contingency tables, (g) one-way analysis of variance, and (h) the significance of a multiple or multiple partial correlation. more

Topics: Effect size (58%), Sample size determination (56%), Goodness of fit (55%) more

33,656 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.103.3.411
James C. Anderson1, David W. Gerbing2Institutions (2)
Abstract: In this article, we provide guidance for substantive researchers on the use of structural equation modeling in practice for theory testing and development. We present a comprehensive, two-step modeling approach that employs a series of nested models and sequential chi-square difference tests. We discuss the comparative advantages of this approach over a one-step approach. Considerations in specification, assessment of fit, and respecification of measurement models using confirmatory factor analysis are reviewed. As background to the two-step approach, the distinction between exploratory and confirmatory analysis, the distinction between complementary approaches for theory testing versus predictive application, and some developments in estimation methods also are discussed. more

30,830 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.107.2.238
Peter M. Bentler1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Normed and nonnormed fit indexes are frequently used as adjuncts to chi-square statistics for evaluating the fit of a structural model A drawback of existing indexes is that they estimate no known population parameters A new coefficient is proposed to summarize the relative reduction in the noncentrality parameters of two nested models Two estimators of the coefficient yield new normed (CFI) and nonnormed (FI) fit indexes CFI avoids the underestimation of fit often noted in small samples for Bentler and Bonett's (1980) normed fit index (NFI) FI is a linear function of Bentler and Bonett's non-normed fit index (NNFI) that avoids the extreme underestimation and overestimation often found in NNFI Asymptotically, CFI, FI, NFI, and a new index developed by Bollen are equivalent measures of comparative fit, whereas NNFI measures relative fit by comparing noncentrality per degree of freedom All of the indexes are generalized to permit use of Wald and Lagrange multiplier statistics An example illustrates the behavior of these indexes under conditions of correct specification and misspecification The new fit indexes perform very well at all sample sizes more

Topics: Goodness of fit (55%), Population (51%)

19,626 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.86.2.420
Patrick E. Shrout1, Joseph L. FleissInstitutions (1)
Abstract: Reliability coefficients often take the form of intraclass correlation coefficients. In this article, guidelines are given for choosing among six different forms of the intraclass correlation for reliability studies in which n target are rated by k judges. Relevant to the choice of the coefficient are the appropriate statistical model for the reliability and the application to be made of the reliability results. Confidence intervals for each of the forms are reviewed. more

Topics: Intra-rater reliability (64%), Intraclass correlation (59%), Cronbach's alpha (58%) more

19,527 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.117.3.497
Roy F. Baumeister1, Mark R. LearyInstitutions (1)
Abstract: A hypothesized need to form and maintain strong, stable interpersonal relationships is evaluated in light of the empirical literature. The need is for frequent, nonaversive interactions within an ongoing relational bond. Consistent with the belongingness hypothesis, people form social attachments readily under most conditions and resist the dissolution of existing bonds. Belongingness appears to have multiple and strong effects on emotional patterns and on cognitive processes. Lack of attachments is linked to a variety of ill effects on health, adjustment, and well-being. Other evidence, such as that concerning satiation, substitution, and behavioral consequences, is likewise consistent with the hypothesized motivation. Several seeming counterexamples turned out not to disconfirm the hypothesis. Existing evidence supports the hypothesis that the need to belong is a powerful, fundamental, and extremely pervasive motivation. more

Topics: Belongingness (61%), Need for affiliation (53%), Sociometer (52%)

15,561 Citations

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Journal's top 5 most impactful authors

Robert Rosenthal

12 papers, 13.1K citations

James H. Leuba

11 papers, 43 citations

Samuel W. Fernberger

10 papers, 84 citations

Paul A. Games

9 papers, 293 citations

Alice H. Eagly

9 papers, 9.3K citations

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