bipolar construct

bipolar construct

a concept arranged along a single dimension with two opposite extremes, such as good-bad. Often used in self-report rating scales. For example, moodstates are often assessed by asking respondents to rate their mood on a set of bipolar scales such as composed-anxious, agreeable-hostile, elated-depressed.
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Hence we conclude that WA and WE are distinguishable factors and do not represent the two ends of a bipolar construct.
1989), "Masculinity and Femininity: A Bipolar Construct and In-dependent Constructs", in Demerouti, E.