Factorial Invariance of Bias Scale, Trait Version, in Engineering and Social Sciences Mexican University Students
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 2, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 223-228
Received: Apr. 22, 2014; Accepted: May 15, 2014; Published: May 30, 2014
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Gabriel Gastélum Cuadras, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Alejandro Chávez Guerrero, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Judith Margarita Rodríguez-Villalobos, Faculty of Physical Culture Sciences, Autonomous University of Chihuahua, México
Jeanette López Walle, Faculty of Sport Organization, Autonomous University of Nuevo León, México
Isabel Castillo Fernández, Faculty of Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain
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Abstract
This present study analyses the psychometric properties of BIAS (Body Image Anxiety Scale) testing, trait version, in engineering and social sciences students. A total sample of 918 participants; 460 from engineering and 458 from social sciences, with an average age of 18.27 years (DE = 0.70) and 18.13 years (DE = 0.74) respectively. Exploratory and confirmatory factorial analysis showed that a bi-factorial structure is feasible and convenient for both populations (engineering and social sciences) according to the established psychometric requirements because the students are the ones who provided the information. Furthermore the factorial structure, factorial loads and the intercepts are considered invariant in the engineering and social sciences areas; however there are differences in the mean of both factors among the two populations.
Keywords
Anxiety, Factorial Structure, Invariance of Measure, Confirmatory Multi-Sample Factorial Analysis
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Gabriel Gastélum Cuadras, Alejandro Chávez Guerrero, Judith Margarita Rodríguez-Villalobos, Jeanette López Walle, Isabel Castillo Fernández, Factorial Invariance of Bias Scale, Trait Version, in Engineering and Social Sciences Mexican University Students, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 223-228. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20140203.24
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