ERIC Number: EJ1093843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Examination of Measurement Invariance across Culture and Gender on the RCMAS-2 Short Form among Singapore and U.S. Adolescents
Lowe, Patricia A.; Ang, Rebecca P.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v34 n2 p192-198 Apr 2016
Tests of measurement invariance were conducted across culture and gender on the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale-Second Edition (RCMAS-2) Short Form in a sample of 1,003 Singapore and U.S. adolescents. The results of multi-group confirmatory factor analyses across culture and gender supported at least partial measurement invariance. ANOVA results indicated significant cultural and gender effects, with U.S. adolescents reporting higher levels of anxiety than Singapore adolescents, but with a negligible effect size, and females reporting higher levels of anxiety than males on the RCMAS-2 Short Form. Implications of the findings of the study are discussed.
Descriptors: Measurement Techniques, Cultural Differences, Gender Differences, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Anxiety, Rating Scales, Factor Analysis, Effect Size, Adolescent Attitudes, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Manifest Anxiety Scale
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