Rights, J. D. (in press). Aberrant distortion of variance components in multilevel models under conflation of level-specific effects. Psychological Methods. (pdf) (supplemental materials)

Rights, J. D., & Sterba, S. K. (in press). On the common but problematic specification of conflated random slopes in multilevel models. Multivariate Behavioral Research. (pdf) (supplemental materials)

Shaw, M., Rights, J. D., Sterba, S. K., & Flake, J. K. (in press). r2mlm: An R package calculating R-squared measures for multilevel models. Behavior Research Methods.

Rights, J. D., & Sterba, S. K. (2023). R-squared measures for multilevel models with three or more levels. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 58, 340-367. (pdf) (supplemental materials)

Sterba, S. K.*, & Rights, J. D.* (2022). R-squared measures for multilevel mixture models with random effects. Structural Equation Modeling, 29, 489-506. *authors contributed equally (pdf)

Sterba, S. K., & Rights, J. D. (2022). Item parceling in structural equation modeling: A researcher degree of freedom ripe for opportunistic use. In R. H. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling (Second Edition). Guilford.

Morstead, T., Zheng, J., Sin, N. L., Rights, J. D., & DeLongis, A (2022). Pandemic stressors and depressive symptoms: Examining within- and between-person effects of neuroticism. Personality and Individual Differences, 198, 111827.

Zareian, B., Anderl, C., LeMoult, J., Galea, L. A., Prior, J. C., Rights, J. D., Ge, S., Hayward, A. C., & Chen, F. S. (2022). Assessing the role of adolescent hormonal contraceptive use on risk for depression: a 3-year longitudinal study protocol. BMC Women’s Health22, 1-13.

Boles, J. C., Turner, J. C., Rights, J. D., Lu, R. (2021). Empirical evolution of child life. Journal of Child Life, 2, 4-15.

Rights, J. D., & Sterba, S. K. (2021). Effect size measures for longitudinal growth analyses: Extending a framework of multilevel model R-squareds to accommodate heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, nonlinearity, and alternative centering strategies. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development (Special Issue: Developmental Methods), 175, 65-110. (pdf) (supplementalRscript) (supplementaldataset)

Cole, D. A., Lu, R., Rights, J. D., Braehmer, S. F., Lubarsky, S. R., Mick, C. R., Zhang, Y., Ford, M. A., Lovette, A. J., Gabruk, M. E., Nick, E. A. (2020). Dynamic measures of emotional and cognitive reactivity in college students. Psychological Assessment, 30, 109-122.

Cole, D. A., Lu, R., Rights, J. D., Mick, C. R., Lubarsky, S. R., Gabruk, M. E., Lovette, A. J., Zhang, Y., Ford, M. A., Nick, E. A. (2020). Emotional and cognitive reactivity: Validating a multilevel modeling approach to daily diary data. Psychological Assessment, 32, 431-441.

Fales, J. L., Murphy, L. K., Rights, J. D., & Palermo, T. M. (2020). Daily peer victimization experiences of adolescents with and without chronic pain: Associations with mood, sleep, pain, and activity limitations. Journal of Pain, 21, 97-107.

Murphy, L. K., Rights, J. D., Ricciuto, A., Church, P. D., Kohut, S. A. (2020). Biopsychosocial predictors of presence and intensity of pain in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease. Frontiers in Pediatrics8, 559.

Rights, J. D., Preacher, K. J., & Cole, D. A. (2020). The danger of conflating level-specific effects of control variables when primary interest lies in level-2 effects. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 73, 194-211. (pdf) (supplementalmaterials)

Rights, J. D., & Sterba, S. K. (2020). New recommendations on the use of R-squared differences in multilevel model comparisons. Multivariate Behavioral Research55, 568-599. (pdf) (supplementalmaterials)

Cole, D. A., Zelkowitz, R. L., Nick, E. A., Lubarsky, S. R., & Rights, J. D. (2019). Simultaneously examining negative appraisals, emotion reactivity, and cognitive reactivity in relation to depressive symptoms in children. Development and Psychopathology, 31, 1527-1540.

Rights, J. D., & Sterba, S. K. (2019). Quantifying explained variance in multilevel models: An integrative framework for defining R-squared measures. Psychological Methods, 24, 309-338. (pdf) (supplementalmaterials)      

Cole, D. A., Goodman, S, Garber, J., Cullum, K. A., Cho, S. -J., Rights, J. D., Felton, J.W., Jacquez, F. M., Korelitz, K. E., & Simon, H. F. M. (2018). Validating parent and child forms of the Parent Perception Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 30, 1065-1081.

Murphy, L. K., Preacher, K. J., Rights, J. D., Rodriguez, E., Bemis, H., Desjardins, L., Prussien, K. V., Gerhardt, C. A., Vannatta, K., & Compas, B. E. (2018). Maternal communication in childhood cancer: Factor analysis and relation to maternal distress. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 43, 1114-1127.

Rights, J. D., & Cole, D. A. (2018). Effect size measures for multilevel models in clinical child and adolescent research: New R-squared methods and recommendations. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 47, 863-873. (pdf)

Rights, J. D., & Sterba, S. K. (2018). A framework of R-squared measures for single-level and multilevel regression mixture models. Psychological Methods, 23, 434-457. (pdf) (supplementalmaterials)

Rights, J. D., Sterba, S. K., Cho, S. -J., & Preacher, K. J. (2018). Addressing model uncertainty in item response theory person scores through model averaging. Behaviormetrika45, 495-503. (pdf)

Cole, D. A., Martin, J. M., Jacquez, F. M., Tram, J. M., Zelkowitz, R., Nick, E. A., & Rights, J. D. (2017). Time-varying and time-invariant dimensions of depression in children and adolescents: Implications for cross-informant agreement. Journal of Abnormal Psychology126, 635-651.

Sterba, S. K., & Rights, J. D. (2017). Effects of parceling on model selection: Parcel-allocation variability in model ranking. Psychological Methods, 22, 47-68.

Rights, J. D., & Sterba, S. K. (2016). The relationship between multilevel models and nonparametric multilevel mixture models: Discrete approximation of intraclass correlation, random coefficient distributions, and residual heteroscedasticity. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology69, 316-343. (pdf) (supplementalmaterials)

Sterba, S. K., & Rights, J. D. (2016). Accounting for parcel-allocation variability in practice: Combining sources of uncertainty and choosing the number of allocations. Multivariate Behavioral  Research, 51, 296-313.