Measurement of Wildlife Value Orientations Among Diverse Audiences: A Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White

Publication and Source

Chase, L. (2016). Measurement of Wildlife Value Orientations Among Diverse Audiences: A Multigroup Confirmatory Factor Analysis Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Communities. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 21(2).

Short Description

Wildlife value orientations (WVOs) are a common tool used to identify changes in the way people value wildlife. However, with changing populations and increasing cultural diversity, measurement instruments for WVOs may show genuine differences in perceptions across cultures, OR such differences could simply be a result of differences in how cultures interact with the measurement instrument. This paper discusses results from multiple group confirmatory factor analyses (MGCFA) of how ethnicity, acculturation, and language affect WVO scales across Hispanic and non-Hispanic white communities. Results show that the scale provides cross-cultural stability.