Factor structure and factorial invariance of the Multidimensional Acculturative Stress Inventory

Psychol Assess. 2015 Sep;27(3):915-924. doi: 10.1037/pas0000095. Epub 2015 Mar 2.

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.

MeSH terms

  • Acculturation*
  • Adolescent
  • Asian Americans / psychology*
  • Factor Analysis, Statistical
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Stress, Psychological / diagnosis*
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology
  • Students / psychology*
  • United States
  • Young Adult