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ERIC Number: EJ769055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
A Test of the Age-Based Measurement Invariance and Temporal Stability of Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale
Richardson, Chris G.; Ratner, Pamela A.; Zumbo, Bruno D.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v67 n4 p679-696 2007
The purpose of this investigation was to test the age-related measurement invariance and temporal stability of the 13-item version of Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC). Multigroup structural equation modeling of longitudinal data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey was used to examine the measurement invariance across 3 age groups (19 to 25 years, n = 1,257; 30 to 55 years, n = 5,326; and greater than or equal to 60 years, n = 2,213) and to compare the stability of the SOC scores obtained in 1994 and 1998 in the same participants. The results support the age-related structural invariance of the scale. Differences in the latent means and stability coefficients obtained for the three age groups provide weak to moderate support for the stability of SOC scores over time in the general population of Canada. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada