A psychometric examination of multidimensional inventory of black identity (MIBI) scores

Assessment. 2009 Dec;16(4):337-51. doi: 10.1177/1073191109341958. Epub 2009 Sep 17.


The factor structure of the Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI) was assessed in a sample of 272 African American college students using confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses. The fit indices from the confirmatory analyses did not support the seven-factor first-order model or two alternative higher-order models suggested by the developers, but yielded numerous recommendations for modifications. A post hoc exploratory factor analysis indicated that MIBI items were best represented by a five-factor structure.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Inventory*
  • Psychometrics*
  • Social Dominance