Comparing typological structures across cultures by multigroup latent class analysis: A primer

  • Eid M
  • Langeheine R
  • Diener E
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Abstract

The advantages of latent class analysis for cross-cultural research in psychology are discussed. The basic principles of multigroup latent class analysis are described and illustrated by an empirical study comparing satisfaction-with-life-domain profiles across two nations (China, US). In particular, it is shown how various assumptions of measurement invariance across cultures can be tested statistically in the latent class framework. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)

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  • Cross-cultural comparisons
  • Latent class analysis
  • Life satisfaction
  • Measurement invariance
  • Typology

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Authors

  • Michael Eid

  • Rolf Langeheine

  • Ed Diener

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