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|Title:||Measurement invariance of discipline in different cultural contexts|
Patrick S. Malone
Jennifer E. Lansford
Laura Di Giunta
Anna Silvia Bombi
Marc H. Bornstein
Kenneth A. Dodge
Ann T. Skinner
Liliana Maria Uribe Tirado
Suha M. Al-Hassan
|Abstract:||The measurement invariance of mother-reported use of 18 discipline strategies was examined in samples from 13 different ethnic/cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States). Participants included approximately 100-120 mothers and their children aged seven to 10 years from each group. The results of exploratory factor analyses and multi-group categorical confirmatory factor analyses (MCCFA) indicated that a seven-factor solution was feasible across the cultural groups, as shown by marginally sufficient evidence for configural and metric invariance for the mother-reported frequency on the discipline interview. This study makes a contribution on measurement invariance to the parenting literature, and establishes the mother-report aspect of the discipline interview as an instrument for use in further cross-cultural research on discipline. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.|
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