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Table 5 Convergent validity (n = 93)

From: Bicultural identity among economical migrants from three south European countries living in Switzerland. Adaptation and validation of a new psychometric instrument

  Score (country of origin)   Score (Switzerland)  
   P   P
Age at arrival in Switzerland (rS correlation) 0.13 0.209a -0.27 0.008a
Length of stay in Switzerland, yrs (rS correlation) -0.31 0.003a 0.26 0.011a
Frequency of returns to country of origin (median, min-max)     
   More than once a year (n = 37) 42 (24 – 48) 0.001b 36 (23 – 43) 0.685b
   Once a year (n = 39) 39 (29 – 48)   37 (26 – 44)  
   Less than once a year (n = 17) 34 (22 – 44)   35 (28 – 47)  
Frequency of contacts with country of origin (median, min-max)   0.192b   0.676b
   More than once a week (n = 28) 41 (24 – 48)   37 (24 – 43)  
   Once a week (n = 25) 41 (32 – 46)   37 (23 – 41)  
   Less than once a week (n = 40) 38 (22 – 48)   35 (26 – 47)  
  1. a Spearman correlation coefficient (rS)
  2. b Kruskal-Wallis one-way analysis of variance