Publications

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

Rights, J.D., & Sterba, S.K. (in press). R-squared measures for multilevel models with three or more levels. Multivariate Behavioral Research.

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.

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

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.