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ERIC Number: EJ903242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
Ordinal Logistic Regression to Detect Differential Item Functioning for Gender in the Institutional Integration Scale
Breidenbach, Daniel H.; French, Brian F.
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v12 n3 p339-352 2010-2011
Many factors can influence a student's decision to withdraw from college. Intervention programs aimed at retention can benefit from understanding the factors related to such decisions, especially in underrepresented groups. The Institutional Integration Scale (IIS) has been suggested as a predictor of student persistence. Accurate prediction of persistence, especially across subgroups, in part, depends on the instrument's measurement properties being invariant or similar across those groups. Examination of item level invariance is one component of validity assessment to assist in ensuring scores on the IIS have similar meaning across groups. Ordinal logistic regression was used to examine differential item functioning by gender in a revised version of the IIS. Results suggest that the items do function similarly across men and women. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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