Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2004

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Norman A. Scott

Abstract

This dissertation presents a number of empirical investigations and analyses conducted on an original measure, the Virtue Ethics Importance Scale (VEIS) of four of the virtue ethics, benevolence, integrity, prudence and respect. Psychometric data indicating the strength of the instrument is presented, including internal consistency reliability, test-retest reliability, and evidence of convergent and divergent validity consistent with theoretical expectations. The impact of social desirability on VEIS responses is discussed. Analysis of measures of participant responding are evaluated, and the case is made for the reduction of the measure to a shorter form is presented. Analyses are presented for the reliability and validity indices of this short form. Factor analyses are presented for both the long form and short form of the questionnaire, and the findings from all analyses are discussed.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-14251

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Jennifer Chandra Swaim

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3145687

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

92 pages

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