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A checklist for testing measurement invariance

van de Schoot, R and Lugtig, PJ and Hox, J (2012) 'A checklist for testing measurement invariance.' European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 9 (4). pp. 486-492. ISSN 1740-5629

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Abstract

The analysis of measurement invariance of latent constructs is important in research across groups, or across time. By establishing whether factor loadings, intercepts and residual variances are equivalent in a factor model that measures a latent concept, we can assure that comparisons that are made on the latent variable are valid across groups or time. Establishing measurement invariance involves running a set of increasingly constrained structural equation models, and testing whether differences between these models are significant. This paper provides a step-by-step guide to analysing measurement invariance.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 14:49
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:38
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/7159

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