The Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS) Measurement Invariance and Cross-National Comparisons of Youth From Seven European Countries
Number of Authors: 9
2016 (English)In: European Journal of Psychological Assessment, ISSN 1015-5759, E-ISSN 2151-2426, Vol. 32, no 2, 119-127 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS; Crocetti, Rubini, & Meeus, 2008) is a recently developed measure of identity that has been shown to be a reliable tool for assessing identity processes in adolescents. This study examines psychometric properties of the U-MICS in a large adolescent sample from seven European countries focused on the interplay of commitment, in-depth exploration, and reconsideration of commitment. Participants were 1,007 adolescents from Bulgaria (n = 146), the Czech Republic (n = 142), Italy (n = 144), Kosovo (n = 150), Romania (n = 142), Slovenia (n = 156), and the Netherlands (n = 127). We tested the U-MICS measurement invariance, reliability estimates in each language version, and compared latent identity means across groups. Results showed that the U-MICS has good internal consistency as well as configural, metric, and partial scalar invariance across groups in the sampled countries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 32, no 2, 119-127 p.
U-MICS, identity, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Kosovo, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Romania, cross-national comparisons
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-132011DOI: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000241ISI: 000377203100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-132011DiVA: diva2:951599