Revised Competitiveness Index for use in China: Translation and Rasch analysis

Krageloh, Christian U. and Wang, Grace Y. ORCID: and Zhao, Qingbai and Medvedev, Oleg N. and Wu, Yan and Henning, Marcus A. (2018) Revised Competitiveness Index for use in China: Translation and Rasch analysis. International Journal of Educational Research, 90. pp. 78-86. ISSN 0883-0355


To assess trait competitiveness, the 14-item Revised Competitiveness Index has become a frequently used measure, but to date it is not available in Chinese. The present study translated the instrument into Mandarin and tested its psychometric properties using Rasch analysis with a large sample of undergraduate students recruited from China. For the Enjoyment of Competition sub-scale, best fit to the Rasch model was obtained after discarding the misfitting items 1, 6, and 7. For the five-item Contentiousness sub-scale, suitable fit required two sub-tests. There was no evidence of threshold disordering or differential item functioning by personal factor for either of the sub-scales. These results support reliability and internal construct validity of an 11-item Mandarin version of the RCI.

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Date Deposited: 18 May 2022 01:03
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Chinese version; Competitiveness; Psychometrics; Rasch analysis; Revised Competitiveness Index; University students
Fields of Research (2020): 52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5201 Applied and developmental psychology > 520108 Testing, assessment and psychometrics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
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