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ERIC Number: EJ774671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Hierarchical Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Bem Sex Role Inventory
Choi, Namok; Fuqua, Dale R.; Newman, Jody L.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v67 n5 p818-832 2007
This study examines the structural validity of scores from the Bem Sex Role Inventory using a maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Six hundred and sixty-five graduate and undergraduate students participate in the study. A seven first-order factor model almost identical to the model reported in a previous CFA study is used as the baseline comparison model. The data for testing these models are obtained from an exploratory sample randomly selected from the whole sample. A hierarchical factor structure model with seven first-order factors (compassionate, interpersonal affect, shy, dominant, decisive, athletic, and self-sufficient) and two second-order factors (masculinity and femininity) fit the data quite well. The fit indices based on the validation sample collectively indicate a very good fit. The results of this study are notably consistent with the hierarchical factor models suggested in two previous CFA studies. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bem Sex Role Inventory