Measuring individual differences in responses to date-rape vignettes using latent variable models

Antover P. Tuliao, Lesa Hoffman, Dennis E. McChargue

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Abstract

Vignette methodology can be a flexible and powerful way to examine individual differences in response to dangerous real-life scenarios. However, most studies underutilize the usefulness of such methodology by analyzing only one outcome, which limits the ability to track event-related changes (e.g., vacillation in risk perception). The current study was designed to illustrate the dynamic influence of risk perception on exit point from a date-rape vignette. Our primary goal was to provide an illustrative example of how to use latent variable models for vignette methodology, including latent growth curve modeling with piecewise slopes, as well as latent variable measurement models. Through the combination of a step-by-step exposition in this text and corresponding model syntax available electronically, we detail an alternative statistical “blueprint” to enhance future violence research efforts using vignette methodology. Aggr. Behav. 43:60–73, 2017.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)60-73
Number of pages14
JournalAggressive Behavior
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • college students
  • date-rape vignette
  • latent variable models
  • sexual aggression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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