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ERIC Number: EJ1015141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Do They Feel the Same Way about Math? Testing Measurement Invariance of the PISA "Students' Approaches to Learning" Instrument across Immigrant Groups within Germany
Segeritz, Micha; Pant, Hans Anand
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v73 n4 p601-630 Aug 2013
This article summarizes the key finding of a study that (a) tests the measurement invariance (MI) of the popular Students' Approaches to Learning instrument (Programme for International Student Assessment [PISA]) across ethnic/cultural groups within a country and (b) discusses implications for research focusing on the role of affective measures in immigrant and minority education. The Students' Approaches to Learning instrument captures some of the most prominent constructs in educational psychology. Results indicate significant variation in MI across various affective scales and across cultural groups. This study demonstrates that even if MI for specific scales is established across countries, it is still necessary to test MI across cultural groups within a country. We then discuss implications of MI across immigrant groups and highlight the relevance of MI testing for all research studying the affective conditions of educational achievement among immigrant students or the educational motivation of minority students. (Contains 6 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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