Values in Europe: A Multiple Group Comparison with 20 Countries Using the European Social Survey 2003

English title: Values in Europe: A Multiple Group Comparison with 20 Countries Using the European Social Survey 2003

Author(s): Peter Schmidt - Shalom H. Schwartz - Eldad Davidov -

Language: English

Type: Conference paper/poster

Year: 2004

Abstract

In this paper we analyse the newly developed instrument to measure values in population surveys(Portrait Value questionnaire(PVQ)). For this purpose we have used a multisample confirmatory factor analysis to test the measurement properties in 20 european countries. The data we use are from the European Social Survey 2003. We tested for configural invariance, measurement invariance and scalar invariance. The ten values underlying the 21 items as postulated by Schwartz were verified by the configural invariance model of multigroup confirmatory factor analysis. However, factor variances, factor covariances and measurement errors varied considerably over the countries. Finally, we discuss the issue of full versus partial invariance and the quasi-cicumplex structure of the correlations of the ten values.

Conference name: Sixth International Conference on Social Science Methodology

Location: Amsterdam

Start date: Aug 16, 2004

Type: Paper

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