Cross-Technique Validation of Attitude Measures

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Bruce Thompson
Ronald G. Frankiewicz
G. Robert Ward


The joint use of Rand Q technique factor analysis can be a potent tool for validation of tests and for theory elaboration. The paper presents a method for jointly using the two techniques. A study of the concerns of counseling students is used as an heuristic demonstration of the procedure. Subjects in the study were all the students enrolled in a graduate training program in a large university in the southwestern United States.

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Thompson, B., Frankiewicz, R. G., & Ward, G. R. (1983). Cross-Technique Validation of Attitude Measures. Operant Subjectivity, 6(2). Retrieved from