Measurement Invariance of Discipline in Different Cultural Contexts.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The measurement invariance of mother-reported use of 18 discipline strategies was examined in samples from 13 different ethnic/cultural groups in nine countries (China, Colombia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States). Participants included approximately 100-120 mothers and their children aged 7 to 10 years from each group. The results of exploratory factor analyses and multigroup categorical confirmatory factor analyses (MCCFA) indicated that a seven-factor solution was feasible across the cultural groups, as shown by marginally sufficient evidence for configural and metric invariance for the mother-reported frequency on the discipline interview. This study makes a contribution on measurement invariance to the parenting literature, and establishes the mother-report aspect of the discipline interview as an instrument for use in further cross-cultural research on discipline.

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Cited Authors

  • Huang, L; Malone, PS; Lansford, JE; Deater-Deckard, K; Di Giunta, L; Bombi, AS; Bornstein, MH; Chang, L; Dodge, KA; Oburu, P; Pastorelli, C; Skinner, AT; Sorbring, E; Tapanya, S; Tirado, LMU; Zelli, A; Alampay, L; Al-Hassan, SM; Bacchini, D

Published Date

  • July 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 212 - 219

PubMed ID

  • 23997855

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3758361

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-4639

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1942-4620

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/19424620.2011.655997


  • eng