A cross-cultural study of the Need for Cognitive Closure Scale: Comparing its structure in Croatia, Italy, USA and The Netherlands
Article first published online: 16 DEC 2010
2002 The British Psychological Society
British Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 41, Issue 1, pages 139–156, March 2002
How to Cite
Mannetti, L., Pierro, A., Kruglanski, A., Taris, T. and Bezinovic, P. (2002), A cross-cultural study of the Need for Cognitive Closure Scale: Comparing its structure in Croatia, Italy, USA and The Netherlands. British Journal of Social Psychology, 41: 139–156. doi: 10.1348/014466602165108
- Issue published online: 16 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 16 DEC 2010
- Received 12 November 1998; revised version received 20 June 2000
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This study was designed to compare the factor structure of Need for Closure Scale (NFCS) as it emerges from three European samples (Croatia, Italy and The Netherlands) to the structure emerging from a USA sample, and to test the invariance of the structure of the scale both across three European contexts and across European and US samples. This comparison was conducted to examine the generalizability of results obtained with the NFCS across cultures.
The sample sizes employed in this study range from 201 (Croatia) to 418 (Italy) participants. First- and second-order confirmatory factor analysis and multiple-group measurement invariance tests were performed using the LISREL-8 program (Jöreskog and Sörbom, 1993). The analyses revealed that the factor structure of the scale was invariant across all samples, and that the best fitting model was one with two latent second-order factors, thus confirming results of previous studies (Kruglanski et al., 1997; Neuberg, Judice, & West, 1997).