African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4092

Review

The usefulness of measurement equivalence in psychological evaluation: A meta-analysis

Herbert Kanengoni
University of Fort Hare, School of Business and Enterprise, Private Bag, X1314, Alice, 5700, Republic of South Africa.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 June 2011
  •  Published: 14 October 2011

Abstract

 

"The greatest social benefit will come from applied research if we can find for each individual the treatment to which he can most easily adapt. This calls for the joint application of experimental and correlational methods” (Cronbach as cited by Witcherts, 2007). Recent developments in experimental industrial psychology concerning the effects of individual differences on test performance and efforts to increase validity, reliability and minimise bias have contributed to the understanding of the nature of group differences in achievement and intelligence test scores. This has been made possible by the introduction of measurement equivalence (ME) techniques that are used in psychometric evaluation.

 

Key words: Measurement, equivalence, invariance, psychological evaluation.