Malaysian Multi-Ethnic Discrimination Scale: preliminary factor and psychometric analysis

Chua, Bee Seok and Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, and Rosnah Ismail, and Ferlis Bahari, (2015) Malaysian Multi-Ethnic Discrimination Scale: preliminary factor and psychometric analysis. International Science Index, 8 (12). pp. 954-959.

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Abstract

—The aims of this study were to determine the factor structure and psychometric properties (i.e., reliability and convergent validity) of the Malaysian Multi-Ethnic Discrimination Scale (MMEDS). It consists of 71-items measure experience, strategies used and consequences of ethnic discrimination. A sample of 649 university students from one of the higher education institution in Malaysia was asked to complete MMEDS, as well as Perceived Ethnic and Racial Discrimination. The exploratory factor analysis on ethnic discrimination experience extracted two factors labeled ‘unfair treatment’ (15 items) and ‘Denial of the ethnic right’ (12 items) which accounted for 60.92% of the total variance. The two sub scales demonstrated clear reliability with internal consistency above .70. The convergent validity of the Scale was supported by an expected pattern of correlations (positive and significant correlation) between the score of unfair treatment and denial of the ethnic right and the score of Perceived Ethnic and Racial Discrimination by Peers Scale. The results suggest that the MMEDS is a reliable and valid measure. However, further studies need to be carried out in other groups of sample as to validate the Scale.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Factor structure, psychometric properties, exploratory factor analysis
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 04:29
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 04:29
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/17612

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