Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
William O. Dwyer
William H. Zachry
Leslie A. Robinson
George E. Relyea
The current study focused on four reasons of passive nonresponse due to noncontact, on-leave, high workload, and technical constrains. Different types of nonrespondents were compared to active nonrespondents and respondents to assess the potential different impacts of nonresponse bias reflected accordingly. Relevant literature was reviewed and hypotheses regarding the mean response comparison of core survey items and organizational attitudes were tested. Data collected from 1,333 military personnel in an initial survey and 605 personnel in its follow-up survey suggested that different types of passive nonrespondents may introduce various degree of nonresponse bias and thus pasive nonresponse should be viewed as a multi-dimensional variable. Contributions, implications, and limitations of the results are discussed.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Kang, Yueh-Chun, "Nonresponse Bias and Survey Outcome Representativeness: Assessing Reasons for Nonresponse in Follow-up Surveys." (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 404.