indexConflict1: Conflict measure for grids (Slade & Sheehan, 1979) based on...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) References See Also Examples

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Description

Conflict measure as proposed by Slade and Sheehan (1979)

Usage

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Arguments

x

repgrid object.

Details

The first approach to mathematically derive a conflict measure based on grid data was presented by Slade and Sheehan (1979). Their operationalization is based on an approach by Lauterbach (1975) who applied the balance theory (Heider, 1958) for a quantitative assessment of psychological conflict. It is based on a count of balanced and imbalanced triads of construct correlations. A triad is imbalanced if one or all three of the correlations are negative, i. e. leading to contrary implications. This approach was shown by Winter (1982) to be flawed. An improved version was proposed by Bassler et al. (1992) and has been implemented in the function indexConflict2.

The table below shows when a triad made up of the constructs A, B, and C is balanced and imbalanced.

cor(A,B) cor(A,C) cor(B,C) Triad characteristic
+ + + balanced
+ + - imbalanced
+ - + imbalanced
+ - - balanced
- + + imbalanced
- + - balanced
- - + balanced
- - - imbalanced

Value

A list with the following elements:

total

Total number of triads

imbalanced

Number of imbalanced triads

prop.balanced

Proportion of balanced triads

prop.imbalanced

Proportion of imbalanced triads

Author(s)

Mark Heckmann

References

Bassler, M., Krauthauser, H., & Hoffmann, S. O. (1992). A new approach to the identification of cognitive conflicts in the repertory grid: An illustrative case study. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 5(1), 95-111.

Heider, F. (1958). The Psychology of Interpersonal Relation. John Wiley & Sons.

Lauterbach, W. (1975). Assessing psychological conflict. The British Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 14(1), 43-47.

Slade, P. D., & Sheehan, M. J. (1979). The measurement of 'conflict' in repertory grids. British Journal of Psychology, 70(4), 519-524.

Winter, D. A. (1982). Construct relationships, psychological disorder and therapeutic change. The British Journal of Medical Psychology, 55 (Pt 3), 257-269.

See Also

indexConflict2 for an improved version of this measure; see indexConflict3 for a measure based on distances.

Examples

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