Examining the validity and reliability of an abridged version of the perceived affect utility scale (PAUSe)

Philip I. Chow, Howard Berenbaum, Chun Wang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The present research presents evidence of the validity and reliability of an abbreviated version of the Perceived Affect Utility Scale (PAUSe). In Study 1, findings using item response theory (IRT) led to the deletion of one-third of the number of items in the PAUSe. Results from confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the structure of the abbreviated version of the PAUSe, the PAUSe-r. Examining effect sizes between the PAUSe-r and instruments measuring personality, emotion, and depression also supported the convergent validity, discriminant validity, and incremental validity of this measure, even after taking into account ideal affect and the actual experience of emotion. In Study 2, test-retest reliability of the PAUSe-r in a sample of college students is presented. In Study 3, using data from a large, nonstudent sample, we replicated the structure of the PAUSe-r, as well as relations between the PAUSe-r and personality variables, that were found in Study 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-376
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Psychological Assessment
Volume33
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

Fingerprint

Reproducibility of Results
Personality
Emotions
Statistical Factor Analysis
Depression
Students
Research

Keywords

  • Affect
  • Emotion
  • Emotional utility
  • Perceived affect utility scale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

Cite this

Examining the validity and reliability of an abridged version of the perceived affect utility scale (PAUSe). / Chow, Philip I.; Berenbaum, Howard; Wang, Chun.

In: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, Vol. 33, No. 5, 09.2017, p. 365-376.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{2b769f3e13e342cb9de65b039956aa54,
title = "Examining the validity and reliability of an abridged version of the perceived affect utility scale (PAUSe)",
abstract = "The present research presents evidence of the validity and reliability of an abbreviated version of the Perceived Affect Utility Scale (PAUSe). In Study 1, findings using item response theory (IRT) led to the deletion of one-third of the number of items in the PAUSe. Results from confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the structure of the abbreviated version of the PAUSe, the PAUSe-r. Examining effect sizes between the PAUSe-r and instruments measuring personality, emotion, and depression also supported the convergent validity, discriminant validity, and incremental validity of this measure, even after taking into account ideal affect and the actual experience of emotion. In Study 2, test-retest reliability of the PAUSe-r in a sample of college students is presented. In Study 3, using data from a large, nonstudent sample, we replicated the structure of the PAUSe-r, as well as relations between the PAUSe-r and personality variables, that were found in Study 1.",
keywords = "Affect, Emotion, Emotional utility, Perceived affect utility scale",
author = "Chow, {Philip I.} and Howard Berenbaum and Chun Wang",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
doi = "10.1027/1015-5759/a000288",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "33",
pages = "365--376",
journal = "European Journal of Psychological Assessment",
issn = "1015-5759",
publisher = "Hogrefe Publishing",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Examining the validity and reliability of an abridged version of the perceived affect utility scale (PAUSe)

AU - Chow, Philip I.

AU - Berenbaum, Howard

AU - Wang, Chun

PY - 2017/9

Y1 - 2017/9

N2 - The present research presents evidence of the validity and reliability of an abbreviated version of the Perceived Affect Utility Scale (PAUSe). In Study 1, findings using item response theory (IRT) led to the deletion of one-third of the number of items in the PAUSe. Results from confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the structure of the abbreviated version of the PAUSe, the PAUSe-r. Examining effect sizes between the PAUSe-r and instruments measuring personality, emotion, and depression also supported the convergent validity, discriminant validity, and incremental validity of this measure, even after taking into account ideal affect and the actual experience of emotion. In Study 2, test-retest reliability of the PAUSe-r in a sample of college students is presented. In Study 3, using data from a large, nonstudent sample, we replicated the structure of the PAUSe-r, as well as relations between the PAUSe-r and personality variables, that were found in Study 1.

AB - The present research presents evidence of the validity and reliability of an abbreviated version of the Perceived Affect Utility Scale (PAUSe). In Study 1, findings using item response theory (IRT) led to the deletion of one-third of the number of items in the PAUSe. Results from confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the structure of the abbreviated version of the PAUSe, the PAUSe-r. Examining effect sizes between the PAUSe-r and instruments measuring personality, emotion, and depression also supported the convergent validity, discriminant validity, and incremental validity of this measure, even after taking into account ideal affect and the actual experience of emotion. In Study 2, test-retest reliability of the PAUSe-r in a sample of college students is presented. In Study 3, using data from a large, nonstudent sample, we replicated the structure of the PAUSe-r, as well as relations between the PAUSe-r and personality variables, that were found in Study 1.

KW - Affect

KW - Emotion

KW - Emotional utility

KW - Perceived affect utility scale

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85033577323&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85033577323&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1027/1015-5759/a000288

DO - 10.1027/1015-5759/a000288

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85033577323

VL - 33

SP - 365

EP - 376

JO - European Journal of Psychological Assessment

JF - European Journal of Psychological Assessment

SN - 1015-5759

IS - 5

ER -