Using Rasch Measurement to Assess the Role of the Traditional Family in Italy

  • Domenica Fioredistella IezziEmail author
  • Marco Grisoli
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


In the last two decades, Italian family has undergone profound changes. The role of traditional family has become weaker and new living arrangements have gained importance. The ISTAT multipurpose survey on “Households and social aspects” collected the Italianopinion about traditional role of the family. The aim of this study is to assess “Italian” “opinion” about traditional family pattern. Construct and content validity are supported using classical test theory and Rasch modeling in order to test an eight-item Likert scale.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly

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