Testing Invariance in Risk Taking: A Comparison Between Anglophone and Francophone Groups

This article investigates the measurement invariance of 3 related constructs across 2 groups sampled from Anglophone and Francophone adult populations. Multiple-group confirmatory factor analyses explored the factor structures of the Domain-Specific Risk-Taking (DOSPERT) Scale (Weber, Blais, & Betz, 2002), the Risk-Taking scale of the Jackson Personality Inventory (Jackson, 1994), and the Sensation-Seeking Scale (Zuckerman, 1980; 1994) both within and between the 2 groups of 172 Anglophone and 187 Francophone participants. The psychometric properties of the original and translated instruments are discussed, as is the meaningfulness of using these scales in these populations.
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