Cross-cultural invariance of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): comparing UK and US samples

Burduli, Ekaterina; Barbosa-Leiker, Celestina; Fleming, Susan; Hollins Martin, Caroline J. and Martin, Colin R. (2017) Cross-cultural invariance of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): comparing UK and US samples. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 35 (3). pp. 248-260. ISSN 0264-6838

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Objective: This research sought to test the measurement invariance of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R) across United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK) samples. Multiple-group measurement was tested and latent means analysis compared levels of birth satisfaction across the samples. Method: Using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), data previously collected from 409 mothers (181 US mothers; 228 UK mothers) were used to examine the multiple-group measurement invariance of the BSS-R across US and UK samples. Results: A correlated factors BSS-R model demonstrated partial measurement invariance. US mothers had significantly lower birth satisfaction levels on the three BSS-R subscales. Conclusions: This research demonstrates that the BSS-R is a robust tool that can be used to reliably measure women’s birth satisfaction within and across the US and UK.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Childbirth, Birth Satisfaction, Measurement Invariance
Members: Bucks New University
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2017 12:56
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 09:35

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