In this book, top specialists address theoretical, methodological, and empirical multilevel models as they relate to the analysis of individual and cultural data. Divided into four parts, the book opens with the basic conceptual and theoretical issues in multilevel research, including the fallacies of such research. Part II describes the methodological aspects of multilevel research, including data-analytic and structural equation modeling techniques. Applications and models from various research areas including control, values, organizational behavior, social beliefs, well-being, personality, response styles, school performance, family, and acculturation, are explored in Part III. This section also deals with validity issues in aggregation models. The book concludes with an overview of the kinds of questions addressed in multilevel models and highlights the theoretical and methodological issues yet to be explored.
This book is intended for researchers and advanced students in psychology, sociology, social work, marriage and family therapy, public health, anthropology, education, economics, political science, and cultural and ethnic studies who study the relationship between behavior and culture.
Table of Contents
Preface. Part 1. Conceptual Issues. F.J.R. van de Vijver, D.A. van Hemert, Y.H. Poortinga, Conceptual Issues in Multilevel Models. J. Adamopoulos, On the Entanglement of Culture and Individual Behavior. Part 2. Methodological Issues. J.R.J. Fontaine, Traditional and Multilevel Approaches in Cross-Cultural Research: An Integration of Methodological Frameworks. J.P. Selig, N.A. Card, T.D. Little, Latent Variable Structural Equation Modeling in Cross-Cultural Research: Multigroup and Multilevel Approaches. Part 3. Multilevel Models and Applications. S. Yamaguchi, T. Okumura, H.F. Chua, H. Morio, J.F. Yates, Levels of Control Across Cultures: Conceptual and Empirical Analysis. D. Oyserman, A.K. Uskul, Individualism and Collectivism: Societal-Level Processes with Implications for Individual-Level and Society-Level Outcomes. R. Fischer, Multilevel Approaches in Organizational Settings: Opportunities, Challenges and Implications for Cross-Cultural Research. K. Leung, M.H. Bond, Psycho-Logic and Eco-Logic: Insights from Social Axiom Dimensions. R.E. Lucas, E. Diener, Can We Learn About National Differences in Happiness From Individual Responses? A Multilevel Approach. R.R. McCrae, A. Terracciano, The Five-Factor Model and its Correlates in Individuals and Cultures. P.B. Smith, R. Fischer, Acquiescence, Extreme Response Bias and Culture: A Multilevel Analysis. P. Stanat, O. Ladtke, Multilevel Issues in International Large-Scale Assessment Studies on Student Performance. K. Mylonas, V. Pavlopoulos, J. Georgas, Multilevel Structure Analysis for Family-Related Constructs. B. Nauck, Acculturation. Part 4. Integration. D.A. van Hemert, F.J.R. van de Vijver, Y.H. Poortinga, Multilevel Models of Individuals and Cultures: Current State and Outlook.
'This book will have broad appeal to many scholars ... Cross-cultural psychology is a hot topic and this book would be a great asset for educators in psychology, sociology, education, and cultural psychology ... This is a terrific book with many strengths.' - Todd Little, Ph.D., University of Kansas, USA