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Can we rate public support for democracy in a comparable way? Cross-national equivalence of democratic attitudes in the World Value Survey


Ariely, Gal; Davidov, Eldad (2011). Can we rate public support for democracy in a comparable way? Cross-national equivalence of democratic attitudes in the World Value Survey. Social Indicators Research, 104(2):271-286.

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In this study we examine the cross-cultural equivalence of two scales that measure attitudes toward democracy across 36 countries in the World Value Survey (WVS) 2000. We examine the equivalence of these scales in order to explore if we can meaningfully compare democratic attitudes across countries. Multiple group confirmatory factor analyses (MGCFA) is applied to answer this question. The analyses indicate that the scales may be compared but only to a certain extent and not across all the countries. We close this article by discussing the implications of the findings.

Abstract

In this study we examine the cross-cultural equivalence of two scales that measure attitudes toward democracy across 36 countries in the World Value Survey (WVS) 2000. We examine the equivalence of these scales in order to explore if we can meaningfully compare democratic attitudes across countries. Multiple group confirmatory factor analyses (MGCFA) is applied to answer this question. The analyses indicate that the scales may be compared but only to a certain extent and not across all the countries. We close this article by discussing the implications of the findings.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Uncontrolled Keywords:attitudes toward democracy, Measurement invariance, multiple-group, , confirmatory factor analysis (MGCFA), World Value Survey (WVS)
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:07 Dec 2010 16:00
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 13:05
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0303-8300
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-010-9693-5
Related URLs:http://www.springerlink.com (Publisher)

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