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ERIC Number: EJ923197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
ISSN: ISSN-1530-5058
Measurement Invariance of Scores from the Inventory of School Motivation across Chinese and U.S. College Students
Xu, Lihua; Barnes, Laura L. B.
International Journal of Testing, v11 n2 p178-210 2011
Measurement invariance of the 8-factor Inventory of School Motivation (McInerney & Sinclair, 1991) between American and Chinese college students was tested using single-group and multi-group confirmatory factor analysis. A Mandarin Chinese version of the ISM was developed for this study. Comparisons of latent means were conducted when warranted by invariance results. Effort, Social Concern, Affiliation, and Praise subscales demonstrated configural, metric, and scalar invariance. Some items displayed strict invariance. The Task subscale showed configural and metric invariance. Competition, Social Power, and Token subscales did not show configural invariance. Chinese participants scored significantly higher than American peers on the latent constructs of Effort and Social Concern; Americans scored significantly higher than Chinese participants on Praise. Results are interpreted to provide partial support for the invariance of the ISM between Chinese and American college students. (Contains 12 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China