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ERIC Number: EJ794719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0140-1971
Psychometric Properties of Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) Scores with Australian Adolescents from Diverse Ethnocultural Groups
Dandy, Justine; Durkin, Kevin; McEvoy, Peter; Barber, Bonnie L.; Houghton, Stephen
Journal of Adolescence, v31 n3 p323-335 Jun 2008
The present study investigated the reliability and factor structure of scores on a 12-item version of Phinney's multigroup ethnic identity measure with an Australian sample from diverse cultural backgrounds. Participants were 485 students aged between 10 and 15 years. The results generally supported the reliability of the ethnic identity scale scores and suggested a two-factor structure of ethnic identity consisting of Affirmation/Belonging, and Exploration. Results concerning the other group orientation scale were mixed. Scores for this scale showed lower internal reliability and its inclusion in confirmatory factor analysis models with the ethnic identity scale showed only mediocre fit. Recommendations for future research include further investigations of the factor structure within ethnic identity as derived from social identity and developmental perspectives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure