Validation of the Questionnaire of Individualism-Collectivism (Shulruf, Hattie and Dixon, 2003) in the Romanian cultural context Cover Image
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Validarea în contextul cultural românesc a Chestionarului de Individualism-Colectivism al lui Shulruf, Hattie si Dixon (2003)
Validation of the Questionnaire of Individualism-Collectivism (Shulruf, Hattie and Dixon, 2003) in the Romanian cultural context

Author(s): Luísa Faria, Laura Ciochină
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: EDITURA POLIROM S.A.
Keywords: culture; individualism-collectivism; confirmatory factor analysis

Summary/Abstract: The present study, with 195 participants, aimed to validate - in the Romanian cultural context and using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) – the Questionnaire of Individualism- -Collectivism of Shulruf, Hattie and Dixon (2003, Anonymous Questionnaire of Self-Attitudes - AQSA), constructed in New Zealand and composed of 26 items, 15 evaluating the individualism (IND) dimension and 11 the collectivism (COL) one. This study resorted to AFC in order to test the plausibility of the theoretical factorial model of AQSA with five factors, three evaluating the IND (uniqueness, competition and responsibility) and two the COL (harmony and advice). The fact of the data not having adjusted to this theoretical model led us to the elimination of certain items (with low loadings on the original factors of AQSA). The resulting model revealed satisfactory adjustment indexes, thus suggesting a new factorial structure of the AQSA and the necessity to realize future studies of second order CFA with this questionnaire.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 156-170
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Romanian