Casale, Gino, Volpe, Robert J., Daniels, Brian, Hennemann, Thomas, Briesch, Amy M. and Grosche, Michael (2018). Measurement Invariance of a Universal Behavioral Screener Across Samples From the USA and Germany. Eur. J. Psychol. Assess., 34 (2). S. 87 - 101. GOTTINGEN: HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS. ISSN 2151-2426

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Abstract

The current study examines the item and scalar equivalence of an abbreviated school-based universal screener that was cross-culturally translated and adapted from English into German. The instrument was designed to assess student behavior problems that impact classroom learning. Participants were 1,346 K-6 grade students from the US (n = 390, M-age = 9.23, 38.5% female) and Germany (n = 956, M-age = 8.04, 40.1% female). Measurement invariance was tested by multigroup confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) across students from the US and Germany. Results support full scalar invariance between students from the US and Germany (df = 266, chi(2) = 790.141, Delta chi(2) = 6.9, p < .001, CFI = 0.976, Delta CFI = 0.000, RMSEA = 0.052, Delta RMSEA = -0.003) indicating that the factor structure, the factor loadings, and the item thresholds are comparable across samples. This finding implies that a full cross-cultural comparison including latent factor means and structural coefficients between the US and the German version of the abbreviated screener is possible. Therefore, the tool can be used in German schools as well as for cross-cultural research purposes between the US and Germany.

Item Type: Journal Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Casale, GinoUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Volpe, Robert J.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Daniels, BrianUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hennemann, ThomasUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Briesch, Amy M.UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Grosche, MichaelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-194207
DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000447
Journal or Publication Title: Eur. J. Psychol. Assess.
Volume: 34
Number: 2
Page Range: S. 87 - 101
Date: 2018
Publisher: HOGREFE & HUBER PUBLISHERS
Place of Publication: GOTTINGEN
ISSN: 2151-2426
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
KeywordsLanguage
TESTING MEASUREMENT INVARIANCE; MENTAL-HEALTH; LEARNING-DISABILITIES; MAXIMUM-LIKELIHOOD; INTERVENTION; STUDENTS; FUTURE; MODEL; CHILDREN; DESIGNMultiple languages
Psychology, AppliedMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/19420

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