What is it about?

I found that the average reliability for scorez on the Overexcitability Questionnaire-II was acceptable across all 5 subscales. This instrument is used to measure the "overexcitabilities," part of Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration. I think the theory is bunk ans has no practical or intellectual use.

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Why is it important?

This is a good example of a reliability generalization, which is a meta-analysis of reliability coefficients. Generally, I found that the reliability of OEQII scores was acceptable, but a later study showed that the test has major validity problems.


I wrote this in grad school. Much to my chagrin, people have referenced it to justify using the OEQII.

Dr Russell T. Warne
Utah Valley University

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This page is a summary of: A Reliability Generalization of the Overexcitability Questionnaire–Two, Journal of Advanced Academics, October 2011, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1932202x11424881.
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