ERIC Number: EJ689991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Testing the Structural Invariance of the Africultural Coping Systems Inventory Across Three Samples of African Descent Populations
Utsey, Shawn O.; Brown, Christa; Bolden, Mark A.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v64 n1 p185-195 Feb 2004
Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test the factorial invariance of the Africultural Coping Systems Inventory's (ACSI) measurement model and underlying factor structure across three independent and ethnically distinct samples of African descent populations. Results indicated that factor pattern coefficients of the ACSI's underlying structural model were invariant across the three samples, but its variance and covariance parameters were not.
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Coping, Factor Structure, African Americans, Measures (Individuals), Evaluation Methods, Test Validity, College Students, Minority Groups, African Culture, Cultural Differences
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Education Level: Higher Education
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