Using MIMIC modeling and multiple-group analysis to detect gender-related DIF in Likert-type items on an aggression measure
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This study uses the multiple-indicator/multiple cause (MIMIC) latent variable model and multiple group analysis to evaluate Likert-type items for gender-related differential item functioning (DIF) on an aggression measure in an adolescent population. The MIMIC model allows for the simultaneous examination of group differences in the latent factor of interest (i.e., aggression) and response to measurement (i.e., DIF). Multiple group analysis provides an overall examination of measurement invariance across groups. This study will test for gender DIF in two scales of an aggression measure, physical aggression and relational aggression.