Factor structure and factorial invariance of the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory

Linda G. Castillo, Miguel A. Cano, Myeongsun Yoon, Eunju Jung, Elissa J. Brown, Byron L. Zamboanga, Su Yeong Kim, Seth J. Schwartz, Que Lam Huynh, Robert S. Weisskirch, Susan Krauss Whitbourne

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Abstract

Using a national data set, this study examined the factor structure and factorial invariance of the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory (MASI) across Latino and Asian Americans, gender, and nativity (U.S.- vs. foreign-born). Results showed that a 4-factor model of acculturative stress provided good fit to the data. Tests of factorial invariance provided evidence of measurement equivalence across all of the groupings tested. These findings suggest that the MASI operationalizes acculturative stress in an equivalent manner across Latino and Asian American students, gender, and nativity.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalPsychological Assessment
Volume27
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015

Keywords

  • acculturative stress
  • Asian American
  • gender
  • measurement invariance
  • Latino
  • nativity

Disciplines

  • Psychology

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