Measurement invariance of the sexual orientation microaggression inventory across LGB males and females in Taiwan: bifactor structure fits the best

Hsieh, M.-T., Chen, J.-S., Lin, C.-Y., Yen, C.-F., Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524 and Huang, Y.-T., 2021. Measurement invariance of the sexual orientation microaggression inventory across LGB males and females in Taiwan: bifactor structure fits the best. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (20): 10668. ISSN 1661-7827

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Abstract

The present study examined the factor structure and concurrent validity of the traditional Chinese version of the Sexual Orientation Microaggression Inventory (SOMI) among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals in Taiwan. In total, 1000 self-identified LGB individuals completed the SOMI, HIV and Homosexuality Related Stigma Scale (HHRSS), and Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ). Different factor structures (including one-factor, four-factor, bifactor, and higher-order factor structures) were evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis. The bifactor structure significantly outperformed all others on the SOMI. The bifactor structure with one general factor and four trait factors was found to be measurement invariant across biological sex with satisfactory fit indices. The SOMI general factor was significantly associated with HHRSS-Homosexu-ality score and AAQ score. The findings indicate that the SOMI is a psychometrically sound instrument for Taiwan sexual minority groups. More specifically, SOMI can be used to accurately assess microaggression among LGB individuals. The measure on microaggression may also provide insights for healthcare providers about LGB individuals' sexuality-related stigma. Moreover, healthcare providers and relevant stakeholders can use the SOMI to understand how LGB individuals perceive and feel microaggression.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Creators: Hsieh, M.-T., Chen, J.-S., Lin, C.-Y., Yen, C.-F., Griffiths, M.D. and Huang, Y.-T.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 12 October 2021
Volume: 18
Number: 20
ISSN: 1661-7827
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3390/ijerph182010668DOI
1478781Other
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 14 Oct 2021 12:45
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021 12:45
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/44444

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