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Article: A Short Form of the Chinese Version of the Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale through Optimal Test Assembly

TitleA Short Form of the Chinese Version of the Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale through Optimal Test Assembly
Authors
Keywordsitem response theory
item selection
noise sensitivity
optimal test assembly
reliability
Issue Date2021
PublisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph
Citation
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, v. 18 n. 3, p. article no. 879 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study developed a short form of the traditional Chinese version of the Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale (WNSS) through optimal test assembly (OTA). A total of 1069 Chinese adults (64.8% female) completed the territory-wide cross-sectional study. We first removed Items 12 and 5 which had negative factor loading and gender-related differential item functioning (DIF), respectively. The optimal length was then determined as the minimal one that reasonably resembled the reliability and validity of the scale without DIF items. OTA identified an 8-item WNSS (WNSS-8) which retained 67.2% of the test information of the original 21-item scale and had a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.83. It also showed significant correlations of 0.272 and −0.115 with the neuroticism and extraversion scales of Chinese NEO-Five Factor Inventory, respectively. Adequate model fit of the WNSS-8 was demonstrated by the confirmatory factor analysis. The Chinese WNSS-8 can be used to assess noise sensitivity without compromising reliability and validity.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/305829
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2020 Impact Factor: 3.39
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.747
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dc.contributor.authorLI, S-
dc.contributor.authorFong, DYT-
dc.contributor.authorWan, SLY-
dc.contributor.authorMcPherson, B-
dc.contributor.authorLau, EYY-
dc.contributor.authorHuang, L-
dc.contributor.authorIp, MSM-
dc.contributor.authorWong, JYH-
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-20T10:14:55Z-
dc.date.available2021-10-20T10:14:55Z-
dc.date.issued2021-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2021, v. 18 n. 3, p. article no. 879-
dc.identifier.issn1661-7827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/305829-
dc.description.abstractThis study developed a short form of the traditional Chinese version of the Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale (WNSS) through optimal test assembly (OTA). A total of 1069 Chinese adults (64.8% female) completed the territory-wide cross-sectional study. We first removed Items 12 and 5 which had negative factor loading and gender-related differential item functioning (DIF), respectively. The optimal length was then determined as the minimal one that reasonably resembled the reliability and validity of the scale without DIF items. OTA identified an 8-item WNSS (WNSS-8) which retained 67.2% of the test information of the original 21-item scale and had a Cronbach’s alpha of 0.83. It also showed significant correlations of 0.272 and −0.115 with the neuroticism and extraversion scales of Chinese NEO-Five Factor Inventory, respectively. Adequate model fit of the WNSS-8 was demonstrated by the confirmatory factor analysis. The Chinese WNSS-8 can be used to assess noise sensitivity without compromising reliability and validity.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMolecular Diversity Preservation International. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.mdpi.org/ijerph-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectitem response theory-
dc.subjectitem selection-
dc.subjectnoise sensitivity-
dc.subjectoptimal test assembly-
dc.subjectreliability-
dc.titleA Short Form of the Chinese Version of the Weinstein Noise Sensitivity Scale through Optimal Test Assembly-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailFong, DYT: dytfong@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailHuang, L: lixi.huang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailIp, MSM: msmip@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWong, JYH: janetyh@hku.hk-
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dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijerph18030879-
dc.identifier.pmid33498550-
dc.identifier.pmcidPMC7908225-
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dc.identifier.hkuros327284-
dc.identifier.volume18-
dc.identifier.issue3-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 879-
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dc.publisher.placeSwitzerland-

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