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The Latent Class Model as a Measurement Model for Situational Judgment Tests

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Frank Rijmen

Educational Testing Service, Princeton, US
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Abstract

In a situational judgment test, it is often debatable what constitutes a correct answer to a situation. There is currently a multitude of scoring procedures. Establishing a measurement model can guide the selection of a scoring rule. It is argued that the latent class model is a good candidate for a measurement model. Two latent class models are applied to the Managing Emotions subtest of the Mayer, Salovey, Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test: a plain-vanilla latent class model, and a second-order latent class model that takes into account the clustering of several possible reactions within each hypothetical scenario of the situational judgment test. The results for both models indicated that there were three subgroups characterised by the degree to which differentiation occurred between possible reactions in terms of perceived effectiveness. Furthermore, the results for the second-order model indicated a moderate cluster effect.
How to Cite: Rijmen, F., (2011). The Latent Class Model as a Measurement Model for Situational Judgment Tests. Psychologica Belgica. 51(3-4), pp.197–212. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/pb-51-3-4-197
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Published on 01 Nov 2011.
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