English title: Using a Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling Approach to Explain Cross-Cultural Measurement Noninvariance

Author(s): Eldad Davidov - Hermann Dülmer - Elmar Schlüter - Peter Schmidt - Bart Meuleman -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2012


Testing for invariance of measurements across groups (such as countries or time points) is essential before meaningful comparisons may be conducted. However, when tested, invariance is often absent. As a result, comparisons across groups are potentially problematic and may be biased. In the current study, we propose utilizing a multilevel structural equation modeling (SEM) approach to provide a framework to explain item bias. We show how variation in a contextual variable may explain noninvariance. For the illustration of the method, we use data from the second round of the European Social Survey (ESS).

Volume: 43

Issue: 4

From page no: 558

To page no: 575

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1177/0022022112438397

Journal: Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology

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