Anna-Lena Peters is now at the Bielefelder Institut für Psychologische Psychotherapieausbildung (BIPP).
A multilevel multitrait-multimethod analysis of self- and peer-reported daily affective experiences
Article first published online: 12 DEC 2010
Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Personality
Volume 25, Issue 5, pages 398–408, September/October 2011
How to Cite
Bleidorn, W. and Peters, A.-L. (2011), A multilevel multitrait-multimethod analysis of self- and peer-reported daily affective experiences. Eur. J. Pers., 25: 398–408. doi: 10.1002/per.804
- Issue published online: 21 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 12 DEC 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 NOV 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 26 OCT 2010
- Manuscript Received: 30 JUL 2010
- experience-sampling method;
- daily assessments;
- peer reports;
- multilevel modelling;
We examined the psychometric properties of an experience-sampling measure of affect (PANAS) using data from self- and peer reports. A multivariate multilevel model was used to assess the reliability of the latent PANAS scales at the within- and between-person level. Findings suggest satisfying internal consistencies for self- and peer reports of affective experiences at both levels of analysis. Convergent and discriminant validity of the two affect scales were examined by means of a multilevel multitrait-multimethod approach (MLM-MTMM) indicating distinct findings at the within- and between-person level. These findings provide further insights into the structural relations between the two PANAS scales: Whereas positive and negative affect were unrelated at the between-person level; they were negatively correlated at the within-person level. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.