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Psychometrically Relevant Differences between Source and Migrant Populations

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Patrick Brzoska

Psychometrically relevant population differences may limit the transferability of research instruments between migrants and their source population and may contribute to a low performance of quantitative questionnaires. Based on a review of existing taxonomies, this book develops a comprehensive analytical framework of equivalence that can serve multiple purposes. It allows to examine psychometrically relevant population differences, it can assist in the re-adaptation of questionnaires and it is a valuable tool for cross-group comparative research. The application of the framework is illustrated through the examination of equivalence of the Revised Illness Perception Questionnaire (IPQ-R) between chronically ill Turks residing in Turkey and Turkish migrants residing in Germany.
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Tab. 1: Risk of disability retirement after completion of medical rehabilitation by diagnosis prior to rehabilitation and by nationality

Tab. 2: Example of agglutination in the Turkish language

Tab. 3: Principal component analysis (varimax rotated solution) and internal consistency of IPQ-R part II items among Turkish migrants residing in Germany

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