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Cross-Cultural Invariance of the Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised (BSS-R): Comparing UK and US Samples

  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.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    13 April 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1080/02646838.2017.1310374

  • ISSN:

    0264-6838

  • Library of Congress:

    RG Gynecology and obstetrics

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    618 Gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics & geriatrics

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded

Citation

Burduli, E., Barbosa-Leiker, C., Fleming, S., Hollins Martin, C. J. & Martin, C. 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), 248-260. doi:10.1080/02646838.2017.1310374. ISSN 0264-6838

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Keywords

Childbirth, birth satisfaction, measurement invariance

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