Een evaluatie van de crossculturele equivalentie van meetschalen rekening houdend met methode-effecten


  • Welkenhuysen-Gybels,Jerry
  • Billiet,Jaak




Often it is assumed that scores from different cultural groups and/or language groups on a certain measurement scale or a certain item can be compared in a direct and straightforward way. However, this is not necessarily so. After all, such a direct comparison presupposes a certain degree of equivalence of the measurement scale or the item in question. This article evaluates to what extent scores of Flemish and Walloon respondents on a certain attitude scale are comparable. We investigate whether the measurement scale measures the same concept in both groups. We also account for a certain method effect (acquiescence), which allows us to evaluate the cross-cultural equivalence of the constructs more adequately and to find out whether respondents from both groups are equally prone to this type of method effect. Finally, an item bias evaluation is performed on the individual items of the measurement scale. These analyses lead us to conclude that it is justified to compare scores of Flemish and Walloons in a direct manner. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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