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Psychometric Properties of a Romanian Translation of the Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale (ACSS): An Examination Using Bifactor Exploratory Structural Equation Modelling

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posted on 2023-09-04, 10:08 authored by Giănină Lazarescu, Christophe Maïano, Mona Vintilă, Cosmin Goian, Viren Swami
The Acceptance of Cosmetic Surgery Scale (ACSS; Henderson-King & Henderson-King, 2005) is a widely used measure for the assessment of attitudes toward cosmetic surgery. Here, we examined the psychometrics of a novel Romanian translation of the ACSS. A total of 1,275 Romanian adults (889 women, 386 men) completed the ACSS alongside additional, related measures. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) with a first split-half subsample supported extraction of the original 3-factor model consisting of Intrapersonal, Social, and Consider dimensions. In a second split-half subsample, we found that a 3-factor bifactor exploratory structural equation model (B-ESEM) had superior fit compared to all alternative models that were tested. This B-ESEM representation had well-defined G-factor with adequate composite reliability, and its S-factors were also generally well-defined. Across subsamples, the optimal model showed strong or partial strong invariance across gender, with women having significantly higher latent means on the Consider factor relative to men. Evidence of convergent validity was also generally good in women, especially for the G-factor of the ACSS, but was attenuated in men. Overall, these findings indicate that the Romanian version of the ACSS has adequate psychometric properties. We also encourage scholars to consider B-ESEM representations of the ACSS in other national settings.

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Refereed

  • Yes

Volume

45

Page range

273-283

Publication title

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ISSN

1873-6807

Publisher

Elsevier

File version

  • Accepted version

Language

  • eng

Legacy posted date

2023-04-12

Legacy creation date

2023-04-12

Legacy Faculty/School/Department

Faculty of Science & Engineering

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