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


Abstract 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.
Author Joanna Różycka-Tran (USSH)
Joanna Różycka-Tran,,
- SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
, Jurek Paweł
Jurek Paweł,,
, Michał Olech
Michał Olech,,
, Jarosław Piotrowski (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Jarosław Piotrowski,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
, Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska
Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska,,
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0020-7594, e-ISSN 1464-066X, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishBelief in a zero-sum game scale, Cross-cultural studies; Measurement invariance.
ASJC Classification2700 General Medicine; 1201 Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous); 3200 General Psychology
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.098; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.867 (2) - 2017=2.287 (5)
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