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Assessing Internal Consistency in Counseling Research
RSEM Faculty Publications
  • Nancy L. Leech, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University
  • Rosemarie O'Conner
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Abstract
In counseling research, reliability is an extremely important concept. Reliability of scores refers to how consistent scores remain across time, instruments, and conditions. The most commonly reported methods of assessing reliability are Cronbach’s alpha and Kuder-Richardson's index of reliability, otherwise known as measures of internal consistency. The purpose of this article is to describe internal consistency reliability coefficients, delineate the history of these coefficients, depict contemporary issues in counseling research, and present recommendations for practice.
Citation Information
Nancy L. Leech, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie and Rosemarie O'Conner. "Assessing Internal Consistency in Counseling Research" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-leech/77/