Examining psychometric properties, measurement invariance, and construct validity of a short version of the Test to Measure Intercultural Competence (TMIC-S) in Germany and Brazil

Schnabel, Deborah B.L., Kelava, Augustin, van de Vijver F.J.R. and Seifert, Lena (2015) Examining psychometric properties, measurement invariance, and construct validity of a short version of the Test to Measure Intercultural Competence (TMIC-S) in Germany and Brazil. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 49 137-155. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.08.002


Author Schnabel, Deborah B.L.
Kelava, Augustin
van de Vijver F.J.R.
Seifert, Lena
Title Examining psychometric properties, measurement invariance, and construct validity of a short version of the Test to Measure Intercultural Competence (TMIC-S) in Germany and Brazil
Journal name International Journal of Intercultural Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-1767
1873-7552
Publication date 2015-11-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2015.08.002
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 49
Start page 137
End page 155
Total pages 19
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press (Elsevier)
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The goal of this study was to develop and validate a short version (TMIC-S) of the Test to Measure Intercultural Competence (TMIC; Schnabel, Kelava, Seifert, & Kuhlbrodt, 2015). TMIC-S measures six malleable abilities that support handling novel or difficult cross-cultural situations. The short TMIC-S version, comprising 25 self-report and six situational judgment items, was administered to 1032 Germans and 769 Brazilians. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) showed a good fit of the sixfactor multimethod model in both samples. Measurement invariance was examined by multigroup CFA, which showed metric and scalar invariance of the TMIC-S. An initial construct validation was addressed by computing correlations of the German and Brazilian TMIC-S versions with the Cultural Intelligence Scale (Van Dyne, Ang, & Koh, 2008). Additionally, prior intercultural experience was positively associated with latent TMIC-S means in both samples, highlighting criterion validity. Thus, TMIC-S is a valid instrument, which can be administered efficiently.
Keyword Intercultural competence
Multimethod test
Situational judgment test
Measurement
Invariance
Cross-cultural generalizability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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