A psychometric examination of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale among college men
Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 239-250, April 2013
Brian P. Cole, Ph.D.
Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy
M. Meghan Davidson Ph.D., Sarah J Gervais Ph.D., Gary L Canivez Ph.D.
Whereas sexual objectification has most commonly been studied among
women, recent calls by counseling psychologists have urged for an
extension of objectification research to more fully include men (e.g.,
Heimerdinger-Edwards, Vogel, & Hammer, 2011). The present study
examined the factor structure of the Interpersonal Sexual
Objectification Scale (ISOS; Kozee, Tylka, Augustus-Horvath, &
Denchik, 2007) with men. Specifically, analyses included exploratory
factor analysis (EFA) with a sample of 287 college men and confirmatory
factor analysis (CFA) with an independent sample of 221 college men. A
correlated 3-factor structure was suggested by multiple criteria in EFA
and was further confirmed by CFA with a bifactor model illustrating the
most item variance associated with a general interpersonal sexual
objectification dimension for men.