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 Alexander Munz posted on Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 8:15 am
I plan to evaluate the properties of a questionnaire in a sample which includes multiple subordinates rating theirs supervisors, which in turn rate themselves on the same dimensions (unequal numbers of subordinate ratings per supervisor).
What would be a suitable method of analysing this data in terms of the factor structure of the instrument,the convergenge of supervisor/subordinate ratings and the convergent discriminant validity with another questionnaire entered alongside the main instrument in the analysis?

Thank you alot in advance for your effort!
Kind regards Alexander
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Sunday, September 07, 2008 - 4:39 pm
You may want to take a look at the MTMM literature.
 Michael Eid posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 5:15 am
The type of model that is appropriate for this kind of data set is Model
III in the paper

Eid, M., Nussbeck, F. W., Geiser, C., Cole, D. A., Gollwitzer, M., &
Lischetzke, T. (2008). Structural equation modeling of
multitrait-multimethod data: Different models for different types of
methods. Psychological Methods, 13, 230-253

The Mplus inputs are provided as supplementary material on the Psychological Methods homepage.
 Alexander Munz posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 6:57 am
Dear Professor Eid

What a funny coicidence! Around the same time you sent your post I ordered your article online after I luckily stumbled upon it. Anyway thank you for your help!

Kind Regards, Alexander
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