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Tuesday, June 16 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Fons van de Vijver: Cross-Cultural Measurement of Protective Factors

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Cross-Cultural Measurement of Protective Factors
Speaker: Fons van de Vijver
Much work on resilience is cross-cultural in nature and compares data from different countries or includes culturally heterogeneous samples. In this workshop I will deal with protective factors from three domains (Zautra, Hall, & Murray, 2010): (1) individual characteristics, such as intelligence and personality; (2) characteristics of families, such as family support; and (3) the larger social context, such as cultural norms. On the basis of examples of these measures, measurement issues are illustrated. Both qualitative and quantitative measures and their very different quality assessment procedures are described. It will be illustrated how quantitative measures have more rigorous assessment quality procedures than qualitative measures. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce a way of thinking about scientific research in which assessment of instrument quality is a crucial element.

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Fons van de Vijver

Professor at Department of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Fons van de Vijver holds a chair in cross-cultural psychology at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and an extraordinary chair at North-West University, South Africa, and the University of... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2015 1:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
KTS Lecture Hall NAB 2nd Floor, King's College

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