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Scoring Mechanism for big 5 personality scores

Added by Twylla Dillion over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
High
Category:
Data documentation
Target version:
Start date:
05/02/2018
Due date:
05/04/2018
% Done:

100%

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Description

Hello, The methodology used to score the big 5 personality scores in UKHLS is not clear. Due the nature of the scoring for individual items coming up with a cumulative score should not result in a whole number but all of the aggregate scores are whole numbers. Please provide more detail on how this process was completed.

Thanks!

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#1 Updated by Twylla Dillion over 1 year ago

A little extra info:
The previous answer given for a similar question, directing to the online documentation does not provide insight into the methodology used to score the composite, I am looking for the actual methods. Thanks.

#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

  • Category set to Data documentation
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  • Assignee set to Stephanie Auty
  • Target version set to M3
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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

Dear Twylla,

The aggregate scores are calculated by reverse coding the appropriate variables (scptrt5a1, scptrt5c2, scptrt5e3, scptrt5n3), then imputing a mean of two values for cases with just one item per trait is missing. The values for each trait are then averaged and rounded to the nearest whole number. If you would like the values for the cumulative scores without rounding then you can perform the calculation yourself using the responses provided.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Stephanie Auty to Twylla Dillion
  • % Done changed from 10 to 80

#5 Updated by Twylla Dillion over 1 year ago

Perfect, thanks Stephanie, I followed this approach and it worked perfectly.

#6 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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