Title: Testing the stability of an acquiescence style factor behind two interrelated substantive variables in a panel design
Authors: Billiet, Jaak ×
Davidov, Eldad #
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Series Title: Sociological methods and research vol:36 issue:4 pages:542-562
Abstract: This article addresses the question of to what extent one type of response style, called acquiescence (or agreeing response bias), is stable over time. A structural equation modeling approach is applied to measure the stability of one acquiescence factor behind two concepts among the same respondents for a 4-year period. The data used are representative population surveys in 1995 and 1999 from the Belgian Election Study in which balanced sets of items are used for measuring two interrelated constructs: perceived ethnic threat and distrust in politics. This study provides empirical support that acquiescence is stable and consistent for a 4-year period.
ISSN: 0049-1241
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Sociological Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

Files in This Item:
File Description Status SizeFormat
SMRmei 2008.pdfmain article Published 239KbAdobe PDFView/Open


All items in Lirias are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved.

© Web of science