From: Shadish, W., Cook, T. & Campbell, D (2002) Experimental & Quasi-Experimental Designs for Generalized Causal Inference. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

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  • Campbell D
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Abstract

The present study examined the construct and external validity of social status based on data covering various aspects of the construct, and collected from adolescent samples in Sweden, Australia, and the United States. Using correlation and factor analytic techniques it was found that (a) the various social status variables were, in general, only moderately related within the different countries, (b) the relations among variables were not congruent between countries, (c) two social status factors were revealed in all countries, separating educational-occupational status from social-economic status, and (d) only the educational-occupational factor showed high congruence between all of the countries. ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR

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  • W R Shadish

  • T D Cook

  • D T Campbell

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