Correction to Eberhardt and Muchinsky
AbstractReports an error in the original article by Eberhardt and Muchinsky(Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol 67(2) Apr 1982, 138-145). The departmental affiliation of the authors was incorrectly listed as Department of Industrial Relations. The authors were actually affiliated with the Department of Psychology. Investigated the factor structure stability of the Biographical Questionnaire (BQ). It was hypothesized that the factor structure obtained would be similar to that found in a previous study reported by W. A. Owens and L. F. Schoenfeldt (see record 1981-00218-001) with 1,037 male and 897 female undergraduates. In the present study, 379 male and 437 female undergraduates were administered the BQ. Product-moment correlations between analog factors in the present study and the previous study were used to augment the analysis of common items between the 2 factor structures. Both analyses supported the idea of factor congruence across the 2 male samples. Only partial support was obtained for congruence in the comparisons of the female biodata factors. Several factors in the earlier study did not emerge in the present study. An explanation for this lack of congruence involved the recognition of the changing life experiences of females.