Measuring Serious Leisure in Chess: Model Confirmation and Method Bias
The serious leisure inventory and measure (SLIM) was tested with 348 chess players to confirm the factors, assess the effects of method bias, and propose a set of the best-performing items for the 18 factor SLIM. The 54-item SLIM demonstrated acceptable fit and reliability values. The effect of method bias was evidenced in the sample and explained one-third of the variance. Inspection of factor loadings, when controlling for method bias, yielded one best-performing item per factor. Findings indicate method bias continues to be problematic for self-report measures such as the SLIM.
Gould, James; Moore, Dewayne; Karlin, Nancy J.; Gaede, Diane B.; Walker, Joseph T.; and Dotterweich, Andy R.. 2011. Measuring Serious Leisure in Chess: Model Confirmation and Method Bias. Leisure Sciences. Vol.33(4). 332-340. https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2011.583165