Reference : Attitudes towards Multiculturalism in Luxembourg: Measurement Invariance and Factor S...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Social, industrial & organizational psychology
Migration and Inclusive Societies
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/43240
Attitudes towards Multiculturalism in Luxembourg: Measurement Invariance and Factor Structure of the Multicultural Ideology Scale
English
Stogianni, Maria mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Murdock, Elke mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
He, Jia mailto [Tilburg University, The Netherlands > Department of Methodology > Postdoctoral researcher > ; DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Germany > Educational Quality and Evaluation > Postdoctoral researcher]
van de Vijver, Fons mailto [Tilburg University, the Netherlands > Department of Culture Studies > Professor of Cross-Cultural Psychology > ; University of Queensland, Australia > School of Psychology > > ; North-West University, South-Africa > Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences]
2021
International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Elsevier
82
207-219
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0147-1767
1873-7552
Oxford
United Kingdom
[en] multiculturalism ; attitudes ; measurement invariance
[en] In the present study, we examined the dimensionality and the measurement invariance of the Multicultural Ideology Scale (MCI), and mean differences across different cultural groups within the multilingual, multicultural context of Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a unique context to study attitudes towards diversity because 47.4% of the citizens are non-nationals (i.e. economic migrants, sojourners, refugees) and minority and majority are increasingly difficult to define. Our sample included 1,488 participants from diverse ethnic backgrounds who completed the survey in German, French or English. In contrast to previous findings, our analyses on responses to the MCI scale produced a two-dimensional structure, distinguishing between positive and negative attitudes towards multiculturalism. The factor structure was partially invariant across ethnocultural groups: Configural and metric invariance were established across natives and non-natives and different language versions. Scalar invariance was only established across gender groups. Natives and male participants reported the most negative attitudes towards multiculturalism. We discuss the importance of assessing measurement invariance and provide recommendations to improve the assessment of psychological multiculturalism.
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/43240
10.31234/osf.io/29myp
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijintrel.2021.03.011
FnR ; FNR11337403 > Elke Murdock > SWITCH > Subjective Wellbeing and Identity Construal in a Changing World > 01/04/2017 > 31/03/2020 > 2016

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