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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Measuring sense of indebtedness in second-generation immigrants in Switzerland
Authors: Pfammatter, Pirmin
Schwarz, Beate
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1027/2698-1866/a000026
Published in: Psychological Test Adaptation and Development
Volume(Issue): 3
Issue: 1
Page(s): 106
Pages to: 115
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Hogrefe
ISSN: 2698-1866
Language: English
Subjects: Second-generation immigrant; Intergenerational relation; Measurement invariance; Sense of indebtedness; Social support
Subject (DDC): 305: Groups (age, origine, gender, income)
Abstract: Sense of indebtedness toward parents (SIP) refers to feelings of debt to give back to parents for their migration-related sacrifices in second-generation immigrants. Based on Kang (2010), we developed a German SIP scale to measure these feelings. The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to provide evidence of the theoretical factor structure underlying SIP, (2) to test SIP’s measurement invariance in four immigrant groups, and (3) to shed light on the validity of SIP. The sample included N = 492 second-generation immigrants (66% female, Mage = 32.39, SDage = 10.46) in Switzerland. The results showed good reliability, confirmed the theoretical one-factor model, and supported partial scalar invariance across four immigrant groups. Further analysis provided evidence for the SIP’s discriminant and incremental validity. The measure Sense of Indebtedness Toward Parents is a valuable contribution to the ongoing research on intergenerational relations in immigrant families.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Psychology
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Diversität in Generationenbeziehungen
Appears in collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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