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Measurement equivalence of seven selected items of posttraumatic growth between black and white adult survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
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PMID:  23654027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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This study examined the equivalence or comparability of the measurement properties of seven selected items measuring posttraumatic growth among self-identified Black (n = 270) and White (n = 707) adult survivors of Hurricane Katrina, using data from the Baseline Survey of the Hurricane Katrina Community Advisory Group Study. Internal consistency reliability was equally good for both groups (Cronbach's alphas = .79), as were correlations between individual scale items and their respective overall scale. Confirmatory factor analysis of a congeneric measurement model of seven selected items of posttraumatic growth showed adequate measures of fit for both groups. The results showed only small variation in magnitude of factor loadings and measurement errors between the two samples. Tests of measurement invariance showed mixed results, but overall indicated that factor loading, error variance, and factor variance were similar between the two samples. These seven selected items can be useful for future large-scale surveys of posttraumatic growth.
Authors:
Alison M Rhodes; Thanh V Tran
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-05-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Boston College, Graduate School of Social Work, USA.
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