3. Expanding the Assessment of Attitude Components and Structure: The Benefits of Open-Ended Measures

  1. Wolfgang Stroebe Professor of Social, Organizational and Health Psychology Fellow of the British Psychological Society3 and
  2. Miles Hewstone Fellow of New College4
  1. Victoria M. Esses1 and
  2. Gregory R. Maio2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013478.ch3

European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12

European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12

How to Cite

Esses, V. M. and Maio, G. R. (2001) Expanding the Assessment of Attitude Components and Structure: The Benefits of Open-Ended Measures, in European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12 (eds W. Stroebe and M. Hewstone), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013478.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, PO Box 901, Cardiff CF1 3YG, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471486756

Online ISBN: 9780470013472

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Keywords:

  • open-ended measures;
  • affect and cognition;
  • idiosyncratic responses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conceptual Framework

  • Description of the Open-ended Measures for Assessing the Affective and Cognitive Components of Attitudes

  • Basic Benefits of the Open-ended Measures

  • Ability to Assess a Variety of Attitude Properties Related to Attitude Structure

  • Domains of Applications of Open-ended Measures

  • Conclusions: Open-ended Versus Closed-ended Attitude Measures

  • Acknowledgments

  • References