Assessment of measurement equivalence with cross-national and longitudinal surveys in political science

Gal Ariely, Eldad Davidov

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Abstract

This paper emphasises the importance of assessing measurement equivalence when using cross-national and longitudinal surveys. We illustrate how to test for measurement equivalence using multiple group confirmatory factor analysis and clarify under what conditions both meaningful comparisons of construct means and relationships between constructs are possible. Using data from the International Social Survey Programme, empirical applications dealing with attitudes towards welfare policies are provided to illustrate the procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-377
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Political Science
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cross-national and longitudinal surveys
  • measurement equivalence
  • multiple group confirmatory factor analysis (MGCFA)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations

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