Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
Print version ISSN 0120-0534
ESTEBAN GUITART, Moisés. Psychometric properties and factorial structure of the Spanish Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM). rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.3, pp. 405-412. ISSN 0120-0534.
This study investigated the reliability and factor structure of scores on a 12-item Spanish version of Phinney's Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure among 631 Mexican students (301 indigenous and 330 mestizos) aged between 17 and 40 years. The results generally supported the internal reliability of the ethnic identity scale scores and suggested a two-factor structure of ethnic identity consisting of affirmation or ethnic identification and ethnic exploration. Moreover, the results of this study show that Indigenous scored significantly higher on Ethnic Identity and its components than mestizos. We suggest that further research is needed to assess the ethnic identity and validate the measure and the factors of ethnic identity across various ethnic and contextual samples of Spanish-speaking adolescents and adults.
Keywords : Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure; psychometry; ethnic identity evaluation; Chiapas.