Measurement Invariance Testing in Counseling
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory and Research
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Measurement invariance is crucial in counseling research and assessment because it ensures that scores have the same meanings across treatment conditions, time points, or diverse populations. We conducted a review and content analysis of articles that reported invariance testing and were published in selected counseling journals between 2010 and 2019 (N = 1165). Findings suggest a small proportion of published invariance tests (2.8%) had been undertaken by counseling researchers. We found that the majority of the articles that reported invariance testing in counseling research addressed gender and race/ethnicity. Implications for future research, counselor educator training, and clinical practice are discussed.
Measurement invariance; Content analysis; Multiple group confirmatory factor analysis; Multicultural assessment; Counseling
Counseling | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Lau, J. M.,
Richardson, G. B.,
Measurement Invariance Testing in Counseling.
Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory and Research, 47(2),