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ERIC Number: ED361078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 17
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Factorial Congruence of Adolescent Perceptions of Social Networks across Three Cultures.
Stewart, Robert; And Others
Many cross-cultural studies have been criticized for imposing instruments on peoples of other cultures as if the constructed measure were universal. This study attempts to establish a cross-cultural equivalence of measurement and construct validity in an examination of the functions of social networks in Zimbabwean, Chinese, and American societies. A sample of adolescents from each country completed assessments describing their perceptions of their familial and extra-familial social networks. The dimensions underlying adolescents' perceptions of their parents were quite similar not only when comparing mothers and fathers within a culture, but also when comparing the roles of parents across the three cultures. African mothers and fathers were least similar to a pan-cultural model, while Chinese and American parents were considered to be closer to the model. Other parental similarities and differences within a given culture or between cultures were also found. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States; Zimbabwe