ERIC Number: EJ916387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Measurement Invariance in Mentoring Research: A Cross-Cultural Examination across Taiwan and the U.S.
Hu, Changya; Pellegrini, Ekin K.; Scandura, Terri A.
Journal of Vocational Behavior, v78 n2 p274-282 Apr 2011
Workplace mentoring in the international context is an emerging research area with significant potential for global integration. However, although measurement equivalence is a prerequisite for examining cross-cultural differences, this assumption has yet to be examined in mentoring research. This study contributes to the mentoring literature by assessing the measurement equivalence of the Mentoring Functions Questionnaire (MFQ-9) across two diverse cultural settings, the U.S. and Taiwan. Results of a series of multi-group confirmatory factor analyses supported full configural invariance, full metric invariance, and partial scalar invariance across the two groups. These findings suggest MFQ-9 may provide acceptable comparisons and meaningful interpretations across cultures. Implications for future international mentoring research and managerial practice are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Mentors, Measurement, Questionnaires, Cross Cultural Studies, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States