Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: The development and psychometric properties of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale—Perpetration Version.

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Objective: This research developed and examined the psychometric properties of the 15-item Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale—Perpetration Version (ISOS-P). Method: Specifically, the ISOS-P was developed by modifying the original Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale (Kozee, Tylka, Augustus-Horvath, & Denchik, 2007) to assess sexual objectification perpetration. Results: Exploratory factor analyses revealed 3 correlated factors for both men and women—body gazes, body comments, and unwanted explicit sexual advances—with bifactor hierarchical structure. Confirmatory factor analyses supported bifactor structure with 3 specific group factors. Results did not support measurement invariance of the ISOS-P across women and men, suggesting that ISOS-P scores do not represent the same underlying construct across these groups. Supporting its construct validity, the ISOS-P was positively associated with self-objectification, other-objectification, and sexual violence perpetration, as well as hostile sexism, benevolent sexism, and enjoyment of sexualization. Conclusions: The current study contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the objectification phenomenon that is inclusive of both victims and perpetrators of objectification. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)