Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications

Cross-Cultural Analysis: Methods and Applications

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ISBN-13: 9781848728233
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Series: European Association of Methodology Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 507
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eldad Davidov is Professor of Sociology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. His research interests are applications of structural equation modeling to survey data, especially in cross-cultural and longitudinal research. Applications include human values, national identity, and attitudes toward immigrants and other minorities.

Peter Schmidt is Professor of Sociology at the University of Marburg and Professor Emeritus of Social Research Methods and Political Science at the University of Giessen, Germany. His research interests include the foundations and applications of structural equation models, panel data analysis, and the empirical testing of rational choice theory. Applications include national identity, immigration, and environmental behavior.

Jaak Billiet was full professor in social methodology at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, and is now professor emeritus with research tasks. His research interests include validity assessment and modeling measurement error in social surveys as well as longitudinal and comparative research in ethnocentrism, political attitudes and religious orientations.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xxi

Section I MGCFA and MGSEM Techniques

Chapter 1 Capturing Bias in Structural Equation Modeling Fons J. R. van de Vijver 3

Chapter 2 Evaluating Change in Social and Political Trust in Europe Nick Allum Sanna Read Patrick Sturgis 35

Chapter 3 Methodological Issues in Using Structural Equation Models for Testing Differential Item Functioning Jaehoon Lee Todd D. Little Kristopher J. Preacher 55

Chapter 4 Estimation and Comparison of Latent Means Across Cultures Holger Steinmetz 85

Chapter 5 Biased Latent Variable Mean Comparisons due to Measurement Noninvariance: A Simulation Study Alain De Beuckelaer Gilbert Swinnen 117

Chapter 6 Testing the Invariance of Values in the Benelux Countries with the European Social Survey: Accounting for Ordinality Eldad Davidov Georg Datler Peter Schmidt Shalom H. Schwartz 149

Chapter 7 Religious Involvement: Its Relation to Values and Social Attitudes Bart Meuleman Jaak Billiet 173

Chapter 8 Causes of Generalized Social Trust William M. van der Veld Willem E. Saris 207

Chapter 9 Measurement Equivalence of the Dispositional Resistance to Change Scale Shaul Oreg Mahmut Bayazit Maria Vakola Luis Arciniega Achilles Armenakis Rasa Barkauskiene Nikos Bozionelos Yuka Fujimoto Luis González Jian Han Martina Hrebícková Nerina Jimmieson Jana Kordacová Hitoshi Mitsuhashi Boris Mlacic Ivana Feric Marina Kotrla Topic Sandra Ohly Per Øystein Saksvik Hilde Hetland Ingvild Berg Saksvik Karen van Dam 249

Section II Multilevel Analysis

Chapter 10 Perceived Economic Threat and Anti-Immigration Attitudes: Effects of Immigrant Group Size and Economic Conditions Revisited Bart Meuleman 281

Chapter 11 A Multilevel Regression Analysis on Work Ethic Hermann Dülmer 311

Chapter 12 Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling for Cross-Cultural Research: Exploring Resampling Methods to Overcome Small Sample Size Problems Remco Feskens Joop J. Hox 341

Section III Latent Class Analysis (LCA)

Chapter 13 Testing for Measurement Invariance with Latent Class Analysis Miloš Kankaraš Guy Moors Jeroen K. Vermunt 359

Chapter 14 A Multiple Group Latent Class Analysis of Religious Orientations in Europe Pascal Siegers 385

Section IV Item Response Theory (IRT)

Chapter 15 Using a Differential Item Functioning Approach to Investigate Measurement Invariance Rianne Janssen 415

Chapter 16 Using the Mixed Rasch Model in the Comparative Analysis of Attitudes Markus Quandt 433

Chapter 17 Random Item Effects Modeling for Cross-National Survey Data Jean-Paul Fox Josine Verhagen 461

Contributors 483

Author Index 493

Subject Index 505

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