Cultural tolerance: Measurement and latent structure of attitudes toward the cultural practices of others
Educational and Psychological Measurement
The goals of the present study were to construct a scale of cultural tolerance, examine the latent structure of this scale, and determine the relationship of the scale to measures of other relevant constructs. The scale was administered to three samples of students from the University of Minnesota. Results based on multidimensional scaling suggested that a two-dimensional structure was the most parsimonious solution. One dimension represented items assessing affect and belief at one pole and items assessing intention to behave at the other pole. The second dimension represented a continuum, with the items related to specific cultures. The components of the scale were shown to correlate differentially with measures of personality constructs.
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Gasser, Michael B. and Tan, Rowena N., "Cultural tolerance: Measurement and latent structure of attitudes toward the cultural practices of others" (1999). Faculty Publications. 3802.