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Validation of a Chinese version of the psychological sense of school membership (C-PSSM): Tests of measurement invariance and latent mean differences

Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497, Cheung, H.Y. and Kam, C.C.S. (2016) Validation of a Chinese version of the psychological sense of school membership (C-PSSM): Tests of measurement invariance and latent mean differences. Current Psychology, 35 (1). pp. 83-91.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-015-9350-x
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Abstract

This study examined the factorial structure of the Chinese version psychological sense of school membership scale (C-PSSM) (Cheung and Hui Asia Pacific Education Review, 4(1), 67–74, 2003). Five hundred and thirty-four university students from Hong Kong completed an 18-item C-PSSM and data were analyzed using exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. In addition, tests of measurement invariance and latent mean differences were performed. From the results of the CFA, two items were deleted and a 3-factor, 16-item C-PSSM model was found to have an acceptable fit, with acceptable level of internal consistency for each factor and the overall scale. Measurement invariance (configural, metric, and partial scalar) of the 16-item C-PSSM was supported and the tests of latent mean differences revealed no statistical significance in factor score differences between male and female participants in this study. Overall, this study contributed to the literature by generating new insights on to the psychological sense of school membership through validating the C-PSSM on a sample from a culture and age group different from those reported in the current literature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Copyright: © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media New York
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/46923
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