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ERIC Number: EJ1068760
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Assessing the Validity of the Cross-Cultural Survey of Online Reading Attitudes and Behaviors with American and South Korean Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Students
Putman, S. Michael; Wang, Chuang; Ki, Seryeong
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v33 n5 p403-418 Aug 2015
The Internet is having a profound impact on the literacy practices of students worldwide; yet, there are few instruments available to facilitate cross-cultural comparisons and conclusions specific to cognitive and affective variables related to Internet proficiency. This research was conducted to examine the measurement invariance of the Cross-Cultural Survey of Online Reading Attitudes and Behaviors (SORAB-XC) across a sample of participants from South Korea and the United States. Strong structural validity information was noted for SORAB-XC in each sample, and the results revealed measurement invariance of the item loadings of SORAB-XC between the samples, which justifies the comparison across the samples with respect to the relations between latent factor variables. Implications for future research address the use of the instrument in each individual context; however, additional refinements are required to enable cross-cultural mean comparisons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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