Self-report surveys are used frequently in fraternity organizations to collect information from students. A lack of thoughtful or truthful answers on survey instruments threatens the validity of results. The current study evaluates if identifying and omitting invalid responders using screening validity questions improves data quality on two scales among fraternity men: the Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance and the Conformity to Masculinity Norms Inventory. Results indicate invalid responders bias results suggesting using screen validity questions improves data quality. This strategy can help fraternity professionals ensure their programming responds more closely to their member perceptions, attitudes, and experiences.
Schalewski, Lucas; Utt, Jamie; and Valant, Bryant
"Increasing Survey Data Quality Using Screening Validity Questions,"
Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors: Vol. 13
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wm.edu/oracle/vol13/iss2/4