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Assessing Multicultural Effectiveness Among Young Swiss People Factor Structure and Consistency in the French Adaptation of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire

Published inSwiss journal of psychology, vol. 74, no. 1, p. 5-15
Publication date2015
Abstract

The present paper examines the reliability and validity of the French-language version of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) among young participants (N = 7,180) in French-speaking Switzerland. Consistent with previous research (Van der Zee & Van Oudenhoven, 2000, 2001; Van der Zee, Zaal, & Piekstra, 2003), exploratory analysis in one subsample confirmed the presence of the five factors underpinning the MPQ: Open-Mindedness, Cultural Empathy, Emotional Stability, Social Initiative, and Flexibility. Confirmatory factor analyses in a second subsample and in the total sample further confirmed the same five-factor structure. This model was modified to include correlated residuals between items with high semantic proximity. This final model obtained a satisfactory fit to the overall data. We conclude that the French version of the 37-item MPQ scale can be used to examine the attitudes associated with multicultural effectiveness in French-speaking populations.

Keywords
  • MPQ
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Scale validity
Funding
  • Autre - Suisse - Société multiculturelle
Citation (ISO format)
FANIKO, Klea, GRIN, François, GHISLETTA, Paolo. Assessing Multicultural Effectiveness Among Young Swiss People Factor Structure and Consistency in the French Adaptation of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire. In: Swiss journal of psychology, 2015, vol. 74, n° 1, p. 5–15. doi: 10.1024/1421-0185/a000147
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