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Byrne, Barbara M.; van de Vijver, Fons J. R. – International Journal of Testing, 2010
A critical assumption in cross-cultural comparative research is that the instrument measures the same construct(s) in exactly the same way across all groups (i.e., the instrument is measurement and structurally equivalent). Structural equation modeling (SEM) procedures are commonly used in testing these assumptions of multigroup equivalence.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Cross Cultural Studies, Measurement, Comparative Analysis
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Laugharne, Richard; Appiah-Poku, John; Laugharne, Jon; Shankar, Rohit – Academic Psychiatry, 2009
Objective: Most sub-Saharan African countries have fewer psychiatrists than one per one million people. One possible reason could be that medical students have a negative attitude toward the specialty. The authors evaluated the attitudes toward a career in psychiatry of final-year medical students in Kumasi, Ghana, and compare these with attitudes…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Negative Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Psychiatry