The Stability of Generation Identification Over Time and Across Contexts
Experimental Aging Research
Two studies were conducted as an initial test of the temporal and contextual stability of the Generation Identification Scale (GIS; Finkelstein, Gonnerman, & Johnson, presented at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organization Psychology, Atlanta, Georgia, April 29-May 2 1999). In the first study, we found that both the long and short forms of the GIS exhibited high internal consistency and test-retest reliability over a 1-month period. In the second study, we found GIS scores remained stable following a brief work-relevant contextual manipulation of age salience. GIS scores were unrelated to a written measure of spontaneous self-concept. Implications for the use of the generation identity construct and ideas for additional construct validation research of the GIS are di scussed. © 2001 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Finkelstein, Lisa M.; Gonnerman, Melvin E.; and Foxgrover, Sara K., "The Stability of Generation Identification Over Time and Across Contexts" (2001). Faculty Publications. 3499.