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Cross-National Measurement Invariance of the Teacher and Classmate Support Scale

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Show simple item record Torsheim, Torbjørn eng Samdal, Oddrun eng Rasmussen, Mette eng Freeman, John eng Griebler, Robert eng Dür, Wolfgang eng 2011-02-24T08:45:16Z 2011-02-24T08:45:16Z 2010 eng
dc.identifier.citation Social Indicators Research 1-16 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0303-8300 eng
dc.description.abstract The cross-national measurement invariance of the teacher and classmate support scale was assessed in a study of 23202 Grade 8 and 10 students from Austria, Canada, England, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, and Slovenia, participating in the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) 2001/2002 study. A multi-group means and covariance analysis supported configural and metric invariance across countries, but not full scalar equivalence. The composite reliability was adequate and highly consistent across countries. In all seven countries, teacher support showed stronger associations with school satisfaction than did classmate support, with the results being highly consistent across countries. The results indicate that the teacher and classmate support scale may be used in cross-cultural studies that focus on relationships between teacher and classmate support and other constructs. However, the lack of scalar equivalence indicates that direct comparison of the levels support across countries might not be warranted. en_US
dc.language.iso eng eng
dc.publisher Springer eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC eng
dc.rights.uri eng
dc.subject Social support eng
dc.subject Measurement eng
dc.subject Crosscultural eng
dc.subject Self-report eng
dc.subject HBSC eng
dc.title Cross-National Measurement Invariance of the Teacher and Classmate Support Scale eng
dc.type Peer reviewed eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.rights.holder Copyright The Author(s) 2010. This article is published with open access at
dc.rights.holder The Author(s) 2010 eng
dc.type.version publishedVersion eng
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng
bora.cristinID 915577 eng
bibo.doi eng
dc.identifier.cristinID 915577 eng

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