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Original scientific paper

South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire

Bo Molander ; Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden
Stefan Holmström ; Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Sweden
Vladimir Takšić ; Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,University of Rijeka, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Molander, B., Holmström, S. & Takšić, V. (2011). South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire. Psihologijske teme, 20 (3), 425-447. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/78733
MLA 8th Edition
Molander, Bo, et al. "South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire." Psihologijske teme, vol. 20, no. 3, 2011, pp. 425-447. https://hrcak.srce.hr/78733. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Molander, Bo, Stefan Holmström and Vladimir Takšić. "South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire." Psihologijske teme 20, no. 3 (2011): 425-447. https://hrcak.srce.hr/78733
Harvard
Molander, B., Holmström, S., and Takšić, V. (2011). 'South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire', Psihologijske teme, 20(3), pp. 425-447. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/78733 (Accessed 23 October 2021)
Vancouver
Molander B, Holmström S, Takšić V. South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire. Psihologijske teme [Internet]. 2011 [cited 2021 October 23];20(3):425-447. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/78733
IEEE
B. Molander, S. Holmström and V. Takšić, "South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire", Psihologijske teme, vol.20, no. 3, pp. 425-447, 2011. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/78733. [Accessed: 23 October 2021]

Abstracts
In a study of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire instrument (ESCQ; Takšić, 1998) three samples of university students from Balkan countries (Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia) were contrasted with two samples of university students from Nordic countries (Finland and Sweden). In total, 1978 students participated. Effects of country and gender were obtained from the ESCQ total scores, as well as from the subscale scores. The subsequent analyses of item bias, that is, differential item functioning (DIF), revealed a number of DIF items in pair wise comparisons of the samples, thus creating doubts about the fairness in comparing mean scores. Further analyses of the DIF items showed, however, that most of the item curve functions were uniform, and that effect sizes were low. It was also shown that the number of DIF items depended on which countries were compared. Spearman correlations between measures of number of DIF items and cultural values as measured by World Value Survey data were very high. Implications of these findings for future cross-cultural studies of the ESCQ instrument are discussed.

Keywords
Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ); cross-cultural differences; DIF analyses; Balkan and Nordic countries; World Value Survey

Hrčak ID: 78733

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/78733

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