The development and evaluation of a brief form of the normative male alexithymia scale (NMAS-BF).

Title

The development and evaluation of a brief form of the normative male alexithymia scale (NMAS-BF).

Creator

Levant RF; Parent MC

Publisher

Journal of counseling psychology

Date

2019
2019-03

Description

The current study extended prior work on the Normative Male Alexithymia Scale (NMAS), a unidimensional measure of some men's limitations in expressing emotion that results from gender-based socialization informed by the masculine norm of restrictive emotionality (RE). Data (N = 505 men) were from Amazon Mechanical Turk participants. First, dimensionality was reassessed using exploratory factor analysis, which supported the unidimensional structure. Second, based on these results, three 6-item models of the NMAS-Brief Form (NMAS-BF) were developed, based on classical test theory (CTT), CTT optimized to avoid item redundancy, and item response theory (IRT). Third, the relative fits of these versions were assessed using confirmatory factor analysis on a separate part of the sample, finding that the IRT version was the best fitting model. Fourth, evidence for reliability for the

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Reproducibility of Results; Psychometrics; Factor Analysis Statistical; Socialization; Affective Symptoms/diagnosis/psychology; Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale/standards

Identifier

PMID: 30284847

Rights

© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Format

journalArticle

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Pages

224-233

Issue

2

Volume

66

ISSN

0022-0167 0022-0167

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

Department of Family & Community Medicine

Update Year & Number

June2020SubmittedList

Citation

Levant RF; Parent MC, “The development and evaluation of a brief form of the normative male alexithymia scale (NMAS-BF).,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/11199.

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