Methodological considerations of applying a TAT-type picture-story test in cross-cultural research - A comparison of German and Zambian adolescents

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dc.contributor.authorHofer, J
dc.contributor.authorChasiotis, A
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:01:24Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:01:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.issn00220221
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/4936-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines problems associated with the selection and use of picture cues to assess data on implicit motives in cross-cultural research. A TAT-type picture-story test was administered to 121 Gwembe Tonga adolescents in Zambia. The stories were coded following Winter's scoring system. The cue strength of each of the five picture stimuli in Zambia was identified and compared to findings on cue strength in a German student sample. Cue strengths differed markedly in both samples. Analyses on differential item functioning (item bias) showed that cross-cultural comparisons on motive strengths are not advisable. In further analyses, the influence of Zambian participants' educational level and written language on the stimulus pull of the picture cues was verified. Consequences of the validity of the findings on motive strength and some possible guidelines for future cross-cultural research are discussed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS INC
dc.relation.ispartofJOURNAL OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
dc.subjectcross-cultural research
dc.subjectcue strength
dc.subjectFANTASY NEED ACHIEVEMENT
dc.subjectIMPLICIT MOTIVES
dc.subjectitem and method bias
dc.subjectMOTIVATION
dc.subjectpicture cues
dc.subjectPsychology
dc.subjectPsychology, Social
dc.subjectRELIABILITY
dc.subjectSELF
dc.subjectSOCIAL MOTIVES
dc.subjectThematic Apperception Test
dc.subjectVALIDATION
dc.titleMethodological considerations of applying a TAT-type picture-story test in cross-cultural research - A comparison of German and Zambian adolescents
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0022022103262246
dc.identifier.isiISI:000188952700007
dc.description.volume35
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage224
dc.description.endpage241
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-9799-8377
dc.contributor.researcheridI-1908-2016
dc.identifier.eissn15525422
dc.publisher.place2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationJ. Cross-Cult. Psychol.
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