Psychometric Properties

Internal Consistency (MSAI-36; alpha coefficients across samples, and genders)

  • Anger Experience (range =  (.79 – .87)
  • Hostility (range =  (.78­ – .89)
  • Destructive Expression (range =  .77 – .84) 
  • Coping (range =  .65­ – .84)

Construct Validity (MSAI-36)

  • Research Summary Table download
  • Range of item factor loadings
  • Anger Experience (range =  (.26­ – .68)
  • Hostility (range =  (.44 – .81)
  • Destructive Expression (range =  . 27 – .72) 
  • Coping (range =  .30 – .68)

Concurrent Validity (MSAI-36)

  • Achenbach Internalizing
  • Achenbach Externalizing

Multigroup Factorial Invariance (MSAI-12)

  • Full configural and partial scalar and metric invariance across 5 national samples  (Furlong et al., 2012) download

Latent Means Analysis (MSAI-12)

  • Comparisons of latent mean across 5 countries (USA as referent sample)
  • Comparison of latent means by gender (males as the referent group)
© MSAI (Smith & Furlong) 2012