Title
Gender differences in environmental values : an issue of measurement? Gender differences in environmental values : an issue of measurement?
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Beverly Hills, Calif. ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Psychology
Chemistry
Biology
Source (journal)
Environment and behavior : an interdisciplinary journal. - Beverly Hills, Calif., 1969, currens
Volume/pages
46(2014) :3 , p. 373-397
ISSN
0013-9165
1552-390X
ISI
000332105500005
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Increasingly, researchers are focusing on the study of environmental values of young people. Indeed, it is todays youth who will be the decision makers in the future. Attention has turned to explaining individual differences in this construct, and many authors have illustrated gender differences. The current study (N = 1,285, 10- to 12-year-olds) compares results of a classical analytical approach to quantifying such differences (independent samples t tests) with one of measurement and structural invariance across genders. The essential difference between the two is that whereas the latter controls for differential item functioning across gender, the first does not. The results show that whereas gender differences in utilization values occur when applying a classic analytical approach, they do not occur through the invariance approach. These results suggest that other studies that demonstrated gender differences might be explained by differential item functioning rather than reflect genuine differences, and might thus represent methodological artifacts.
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