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ERIC Number: EJ774670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Assessing the Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure for Measurement Equivalence across Racial and Ethnic Groups
Avery, Derek R.; Tonidandel, Scott; Thomas, Kecia M.; Johnson, C. Douglas; Mack, Dan A.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v67 n5 p877-888 2007
An increasing number of organizational researchers examine the effects of ethnic identity and other-group orientation. In doing so, many use Phinney's (1992) Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM), which purportedly allows simultaneous assessment of various groups. Although several studies demonstrate adequate validity and reliability for scores on the MEIM, the only two studies that have assessed its measurement equivalence across racial and ethnic groups (a) focus exclusively on the ethnic identity component, (b) use entirely adolescent samples, and (c) obtain somewhat mixed results. Because ethnic identity is still developing during adolescence, it cannot be assumed that equivalence or lack thereof among adolescents will generalize to adults. The present study examines the measurement equivalence of both components of the MEIM across racial and ethnic groups using a sample of 1,349 White, Hispanic, African American, and Asian American adults. The results suggest that Roberts et al.'s revised version demonstrates evidence of measurement equivalence. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure