Marketing Scales Handbook

Marketing Scales Handbook : Multi-Item Measures for Consumer Insight Research (Volume 7)

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The book is the seventh volume of the Marketing Scales Handbook series, the oldest and most comprehensive set of books that describe and review multi-item scales (survey questions) that have been used by scholars in the study of consumer behavior. The wide variety of scales in Volume 7 are for use in surveys and experiments when studying issues relevant to understanding consumers or similar groups of people such as viewers, shoppers, patients, or citizens. To be included in the volume, the scales had to be composed of at least three items and have empirical evidence of their psychometric quality. Using those general guidelines, hundreds of articles published in the top marketing journals during a two-year period (2010-2011) were examined. Ultimately, 364 scales were identified as meeting the stated criteria and were reviewed for the volume. Each review provides the scale items as well as information regarding the measure's origin, previous users, and measurement quality. Because the studies using these scales have been published in top academic journals, it is possible to judge their quality. The hope is that researchers will consider it better to build on the work of experts and adopt their measures rather than spending time themselves developing scales from scratch, or worse, using simplistic survey questions of dubious quality. The precision and reliability of these scales increases the accuracy of measurement and, thereby, should improve the quality of decisions based upon their more

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  • Paperback | 602 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 31mm | 1,025g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 151432184X
  • 9781514321843

About Dr Gordon C Bruner II

Dr. Gordon C. Bruner II (Professor Emeritus, Southern Illinois University) is the world leader in compiling and reviewing measurement scales used in consumer insight research. Since 1992, he has published eight volumes of the Marketing Scales Handbook series containing his reviews of psychometrics used by scholars in their studies. He has also created a website that features the world's largest database of scales that have been used in published marketing research ( His academic research has been published in the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of Retailing, Psychology & Marketing, the Journal of Business Research, and many other more