Temporal Measurement Invariance of the Financially Focused Self-Concept Construct

Authors

  • Nassim Tabri Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada Mental Health and Well-being Research and Training Hub, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Kahlil S Philander School of Hospitality Business Management, Carson College of Business, Washington State University, Everett, WA, USA ; School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
  • Richard T Wood GamRes Limited, Hawkesbury, ON, Canada
  • Michael J A Wohl Department of Psychology, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada; Mental Health and Well-being Research and Training Hub, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4309/jgi.2021.48.11

Keywords:

self-concept, disordered gambling, financial success, measurement invariance

Abstract

Persons maintaining a financially focused self-concept view financial success as a core aspect of their respective self-concepts. We examined whether measurement properties of the financially focused self-concept scale (FFS) are invariant over time. A sample of predominantly older community members who gamble (N = 147) completed the 4-item FFS and Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI) twice, approximately four weeks apart. FFS had strong temporal measurement invariance and moderate-to-high temporal stability. FFS and PGSI were also positively associated within and across waves. These findings indicate that people who score higher in financial focus report more gambling problems concurrently and over time.

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Published

2021-09-23

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Brief Report & Replication Papers