Validation of a Brief Measure of Aggression for Ecological Momentary Assessment Research: The Aggression-ES-A.
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Murray, A., Eisner, M., Ribeaud, D., & Booth, T. (2022). Validation of a Brief Measure of Aggression for Ecological Momentary Assessment Research: The Aggression-ES-A.. Assessment, 29 (2), 296-308. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120976851
Funder: Jacobs Foundation; FundRef: https://doi.org/10.13039/501100003986
Funder: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung; FundRef: https://doi.org/10.13039/501100001711
Ecological momentary assessment (EMA) holds significant potential within aggression research. It affords researchers the possibility of collecting data in ecological context, in near real time. However, there is a lack of measures of aggression that have been developed and validated for use in EMA contexts. In this study, we report on the validation of a measure specifically designed to address this need: the Aggression-ES-A. Building on a previous pilot study, we evaluate the within- and between-person reliability, nomological net and associations with a validated trait measure of aggression of the Aggression-ES-A in a sample of N = 255 emerging adults from the Zurich Project on Social Development from Childhood to Adulthood (z-proso). Using multilevel confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling, we found support for the factorial validity, reliability, and concurrent validity of the Aggression-ES-A scores. Results support the use of the Aggression-ES-A in EMA studies utilizing community-ascertained samples.
Articles, ecological momentary assessment, experience sampling, multilevel confirmatory factor analysis, aggression, psychometric
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120976851
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/333357