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ERIC Number: EJ802365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr-1
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Measuring Vulnerability to Stereotype Threat
Barnard, Lucy; Burley, Hansel; Olivarez, Arturo; Crooks, Steven
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v6 n1 p51-64 Apr 2008
Introduction: In this study, we examined the psychometric properties of an instrument intended to measure vulnerability to stereotype threat. Method: We revised the instrument through assessing score reliability and then examined a domain specific model using confirmatory factor analyses. After examining the responses of the total sample consisting of mainly freshmen and sophomores (N = 414) at a large, public research-intensive university in the Southwestern United States, we attempted to establish configural and metric factorial invariance with gender as our grouping variable. Results: The revised domain specific version of the scale does not appear to consistently measure vulnerability to stereotype threat across gender. Discussion and Conclusion: These results suggest that this measure should be used with caution for across gender comparisons. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States