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ERIC Number: EJ879834
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Factorial Invariance Testing and Latent Mean Differences for the Self-Description Questionnaire II (Short Version) with Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australian Secondary School Students
Bodkin-Andrews, Gawaian H.; Ha, My Trinh; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander Seesing
International Journal of Testing, v10 n1 p47-79 2010
This investigation reports on the cross-cultural equivalence testing of the Self-Description Questionnaire II (short version; SDQII-S) for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian secondary student samples. A variety of statistical analysis techniques were employed to assess the psychometric properties of the SDQII-S for both the Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. In addition, an analysis was conducted to determine whether the latent means of the self-concepts differed significantly between Indigenous and non-Indigenous male and female students. The results demonstrated that the SDQII-S held strong psychometric properties across the Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students. Furthermore, the analyses indicated that there were significant differences between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students for 7 of the 13 self-concept facets. Although some question could be raised as to the practical nature of these differences, the measurement equivalence of the SDQII-S for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students may allow researchers to more confidently understand the nature of varying dimensions of self-confidence for minority students from traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Self Description Questionnaire