OJS  Vol.4 No.6 , August 2014
Confirmatory Factor and Invariance Analyses of the Motivation to Control Prejudiced Reactions Scale
ABSTRACT

The present research further examines the psychometric properties of the Motivation to Control Prejudiced Reactions Scale (MCPRS). Particular attention is paid to the replicability of its factor structure and its factorial equivalence across samples of university students from Western Canada (n = 235), Eastern Canada (n = 556) and the mid-Western United States of America (n = 404). Confirmatory factor analysis and invariance analysis were carried out using the Analysis of Moment Structures (AMOS) 7.0. Results showed that while the two-factor structure of the MCPRS was replicated across samples, the original model required refinement to produce acceptable model fit (i.e., each sample had a slightly different model). Partial measurement invariance also was demonstrated for a subset of items on the MCPRS. The implications of the results, in terms of future use of the MCPRS are discussed, and limitations of the current study are outlined.


Cite this paper
Morrison, T. , Morrison, M. , McDonagh, L. , Regan, D. and McHugh, S. (2014) Confirmatory Factor and Invariance Analyses of the Motivation to Control Prejudiced Reactions Scale. Open Journal of Statistics, 4, 446-455. doi: 10.4236/ojs.2014.46043.
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