Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Assessment. 2015 Dec;22(6):753-68. doi: 10.1177/1073191115584969. Epub 2015 May 5.

National and Gender Measurement Invariance of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS): A 10-Nation Study With University Students.

Author information

1
Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands e.crocetti@uu.nl.
2
Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland.
3
Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, China.
4
Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands.
5
Tainan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan.
6
University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
7
Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey.
8
Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
9
Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan.
10
University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland.
11
Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Utrecht-Management of Identity Commitments Scale (U-MICS), a self-report measure aimed at assessing identity processes of commitment, in-depth exploration, and reconsideration of commitment. We tested its factor structure in university students from a large array of cultural contexts, including 10 nations located in Europe (i.e., Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Switzerland), Middle East (i.e., Turkey), and Asia (i.e., China, Japan, and Taiwan). Furthermore, we tested national and gender measurement invariance. Participants were 6,118 (63.2% females) university students aged from 18 to 25 years (Mage = 20.91 years). Results indicated that the three-factor structure of the U-MICS fitted well in the total sample, in each national group, and in gender groups. Furthermore, national and gender measurement invariance were established. Thus, the U-MICS can be fruitfully applied to study identity in university students from various Western and non-Western contexts.

KEYWORDS:

Asia; Europe; Middle East; U-MICS; cross-national; gender; identity; measurement invariance

PMID:
25944797
DOI:
10.1177/1073191115584969
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center