Controlling for culture-specific response bias in the Value-of-Children Study: The calibrated sigma method and ipsatization procedures

Mayer, Boris; Siegenthaler, Walter (17 July 2017). Controlling for culture-specific response bias in the Value-of-Children Study: The calibrated sigma method and ipsatization procedures (Unpublished). In: 9th European Conference of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP). Warsaw, Poland. 16.07.-19.07.2017.

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Recent developments in cross-cultural psychology and international consumer behavior studies emphasize the necessity of controlling for culture-specific response styles like acquiescence and extremity responding for cross-cultural mean comparisons. One of the advocated methods is to use response style indicators based on heterogeneous items. In many studies the identification of such items is difficult because of the relative thematic homogeneity of the constructs and scales included. Using data from the international Value-of-Children study we will demonstrate strategies for identifying heterogeneous item sets in such studies. Furthermore, we will compare two methods to control for response bias that are both based on heterogeneous item sets: the recently suggested calibrated sigma method and an adapted within-subject standardization (ipsatization) approach. The importance of adequate response style correction in cross-cultural comparisons and the advantages and disadvantages of different procedures are discussed.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology, Perception and Methodology

UniBE Contributor:

Mayer, Boris and Siegenthaler, Walter

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

Language:

English

Submitter:

Boris Mayer

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2018 14:32

Last Modified:

24 Oct 2019 12:22

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.114427

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/114427

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