Multiple Group IRT Measurement Invariance Analysis of the Forms of Self-Criticising/Attacking and Self-Reassuring Scale in Thirteen International Samples

Halamová, Júlia; Kanovský, Martin; Gilbert, Paul; Troop, Nicholas A.; Zuroff, David C.; Petrocchi, Nicola; Hermanto, Nicola; Krieger, Tobias; Kirby, James N.; Asano, Kenichi; Matos, Marcela; Yu, FuYa; Sommers-Spijkerman, Marion; Shahar, Ben; Basran, Jaskaran; Kupeli, Nuriye (2019). Multiple Group IRT Measurement Invariance Analysis of the Forms of Self-Criticising/Attacking and Self-Reassuring Scale in Thirteen International Samples. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 37(4), pp. 411-444. Springer 10.1007/s10942-019-00319-1

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The purpose of this study was to examine the measurement invariance of the Forms of Self-Criticising/Attacking & Self-Reassuring Scale (FSCRS) in terms of Item Response Theory differential test functioning in thirteen distinct samples (N = 7714) from twelve different countries. We assessed differential test functioning for the three FSCRS subscales, Inadequate-Self, Hated-Self and Reassured-Self separately. 32 of the 78 pairwise comparisons between samples for Inadequate-Self, 42 of the 78 pairwise comparisons for Reassured-Self and 54 of the 78 pairwise comparisons for Hated-Self demonstrated no differential test functioning, i.e. measurement invariance. Hated-Self was the most invariant of the three subscales, suggesting that self-hatred is similarly perceived across different cultures. Nonetheless, all three subscales of FSCRS are sensitive to cross-cultural differences. Considering the possible cultural and linguistic differences in the expression of self-criticism and self-reassurance, future analyses of the meanings and connotations of these constructs across the world are necessary in order to develop or tailor a scale which allows cross-cultural comparisons of various treatment outcomes related to self-criticism.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Krieger, Tobias

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0894-9085

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Tobias Krieger

Date Deposited:

17 Feb 2020 11:11

Last Modified:

19 Feb 2020 06:31

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s10942-019-00319-1

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.139883

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/139883

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