Measurement invariance of the Belief in a Zero-Sum Game scale across 36 countries
Joanna Różycka-Tran , Jurek Paweł , Michał Olech , Jarosław Piotrowski , Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
AbstractAbstract In this paper, we examined the psychometric properties of cross-cultural validation and replicability (i.e. measurement invariance) of the Belief in a Zero-Sum Game (BZSG) scale, measuring antagonistic belief about interpersonal relations over scarce resources. The factorial structure of the BZSG scale was investigated in student samples from 36 countries (N = 9907), using separate confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) for each country. The cross-cultural validation of the scale was based on multigroup confirmatory factor analyses (MGCFA). The results confirmed that the scale had a one-factor structure in all countries, in which configural and metric invariance between countries was confirmed. As a zero-sum belief about social relations perceived as antagonistic, BZSG is an important factor related to, for example, social and international relations, attitudes toward immigrants, or well-being. The paper proposes different uses of the BZSG scale for cross-cultural studies in different fields of psychology: social, political, or economic.
|Journal series||International Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0020-7594, e-ISSN 1464-066X, (A 25 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Belief in a zero-sum game scale, Cross-cultural studies; Measurement invariance.|
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|Publication indicators||: 2017 = 1.098; : 2017 = 1.867 (2) - 2017=2.287 (5)|
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