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Article: Measuring individualism and collectivism: The importance of considering differential components, reference groups, and measurement invariance

TitleMeasuring individualism and collectivism: The importance of considering differential components, reference groups, and measurement invariance
Authors
KeywordsRelational groups
Cultural differences
Measurement invariance
Measurement of individualism and collectivism
Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis
Issue Date2008
Citation
Journal of Research in Personality, 2008, v. 42, n. 2, p. 259-294 How to Cite?
AbstractA new instrument of individualism and collectivism (I/C) was developed and three key issues in I/C measurement were addressed: differentiating components of I/C, understanding the impact of reference groups, and testing of measurement invariance. Three components of I/C were assessed in China and the U.S.: independence, competitiveness, and uniqueness for individualism; considering of one's decisions on others, sharing of positive outcomes, and sharing of negative outcomes for collectivism. Collectivism was measured with respect to parents, friends, and general others. Results indicate that Chinese participants are less unique but more independent and competitive than their counterparts in the U.S. The expected cultural difference is found for parent collectivism across all three components and for sharing negative outcome with respect to all three reference groups. These results suggest that individualism is a multidimensional construct, whereas the dimensionality of collectivism appears to be a function of social distance. Measurement invariance was tested at configural, factor loading, and intercept levels for all components of I/C. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202136
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.251
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.772
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Fangfang-
dc.contributor.authorWest, Stephen G.-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-22T02:57:42Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-22T02:57:42Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Research in Personality, 2008, v. 42, n. 2, p. 259-294-
dc.identifier.issn0092-6566-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/202136-
dc.description.abstractA new instrument of individualism and collectivism (I/C) was developed and three key issues in I/C measurement were addressed: differentiating components of I/C, understanding the impact of reference groups, and testing of measurement invariance. Three components of I/C were assessed in China and the U.S.: independence, competitiveness, and uniqueness for individualism; considering of one's decisions on others, sharing of positive outcomes, and sharing of negative outcomes for collectivism. Collectivism was measured with respect to parents, friends, and general others. Results indicate that Chinese participants are less unique but more independent and competitive than their counterparts in the U.S. The expected cultural difference is found for parent collectivism across all three components and for sharing negative outcome with respect to all three reference groups. These results suggest that individualism is a multidimensional construct, whereas the dimensionality of collectivism appears to be a function of social distance. Measurement invariance was tested at configural, factor loading, and intercept levels for all components of I/C. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Research in Personality-
dc.subjectRelational groups-
dc.subjectCultural differences-
dc.subjectMeasurement invariance-
dc.subjectMeasurement of individualism and collectivism-
dc.subjectMulti-group confirmatory factor analysis-
dc.titleMeasuring individualism and collectivism: The importance of considering differential components, reference groups, and measurement invariance-
dc.typeArticle-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jrp.2007.05.006-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-41649115202-
dc.identifier.volume42-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage259-
dc.identifier.epage294-
dc.identifier.eissn1095-7251-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000255843600001-

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