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ERIC Number: EJ785785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Psychometric Evaluation of the Arabic Language Version of the Demands of Immigration Scale
Aroian, Karen J.; Kaskiri, Eleni A.; Templin, Thomas N.
International Journal of Testing, v8 n1 p2-13 Jan 2008
This study extends prior work with the Russian-language version of the Demands of Immigration Scale (DIS) with former Soviet immigrants and evaluates the reliability and validity of the Arabic-language version of the DIS with Arab immigrants. Three hundred and ninety-four Arab immigrant women completed the Arabic DIS and two measures of mood. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed. Reliability and concurrent and discriminant validity were also examined. The original factor structure was replicated with excellent goodness of fit indices and statistically significant factor loadings. Internal consistency of the subscales ranged from very good to excellent, concurrent validity was supported for all but one of the six subscales, and DIS scores discriminated recent from more longstanding immigrants. The DIS is reliable and valid with Arab immigrant women. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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