Measurement Invariance of the Short Inventory of Problems-Revised across African-American and Non-Latino White Substance Users

Frank R. Dillon, Karen Whiteman, Rui Duan

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Abstract

This study investigated measurement invariance properties of the Short Inventory of Problems- Revised (SIP-R) across racial groups. The sample included 195 African-American and 194 non-Latino White adult participants in a clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of motivational enhancement therapy in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network. The SIP-R demonstrated configural invariance and weak metric invariance, suggesting conceptualizations of adverse consequences of substance use are equivalent across racial groups. The SIP-R also indicated partial strong/scalar and strict metric invariance, suggesting a need for continued research of SIP-R items to ensure valid measurement and outcomes across racial groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-129
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2015

Keywords

  • drug treatment
  • measurement invariance
  • racial minorities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education

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