The Development and Validation of the Multi-Dimensional Identification Scale (MDIS)
Article first published online: 12 JUL 2011
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 41, Issue 7, pages 1632–1658, July 2011
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STONER, J., PERREWÉ, P. L. and HOFACKER, C. (2011), The Development and Validation of the Multi-Dimensional Identification Scale (MDIS). Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41: 1632–1658. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00770.x
- Issue published online: 12 JUL 2011
- Article first published online: 12 JUL 2011
Based on recent identity research, we developed the Multi-Dimensional Identity Scale (MDIS), and the psychometric properties of the MDIS are examined. We report the results of 3 studies used for item generation and analyses and exploratory factor structure analysis (Study 1), confirmatory factor structure analyses (Studies 1, 2, and 3), and construct validity (Study 3). Collectively, these studies illustrate the psychometric properties of a new measure of identity that is multidimensional and adaptable to various identity bases (i.e., organizational, family, social). Based on exploratory and confirmatory studies, our measure demonstrates the same factor structure for organization-based identity and social-based identity and a similar factor structure for family-based identity. Convergent and discriminant validity are demonstrated.