Taxonomic Analysis Redux: Some Statistical Considerations for Testing a Latent Class Model

Steven W. Gangestad, Mark Snyder

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Abstract

In previous publications, the authors conjectured, on the basis of taxonomic and twin analyses, that a discrete or quasi-discrete variable underlies the Self-Monitoring Scale. In this article, the authors examine the adequacy of recent attempts to disprove these conjectures and find them flawed because they are based either on faulty psychometric arguments or on conceptual misconstruals of our claims. Then, to facilitate further tests of these conjectures, the authors clarify their propositions about a class variable underlying the Self-Monitoring Scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-146
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of personality and social psychology
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1991

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