- Stress, Male homosexual students.
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Objective: To investigate male homosexual students’ stress and validate the consistency of the male homosexual students’ stress model and empirical data. Materials and Methods: A snowball technique was used to recruit 416 male homosexual students studying in the academic year 2010 at the institutions of higher education in the northeastern region of the Kingdom of Thailand. The instrument used was a questionnaire eliciting data concerning stress with fifteen item, 3 factors namely depressive factor consisted of 5 aspects including feeling of inferiority, loneliness, lament, committing suicide, and despair. The anxiety factor consisted of 5 aspects including feeling fear, jittery, impatient, restless, and terrorized. The hostility factor consisted of 5 aspects including feeling moody, cross, agitated, hassle, and pernicious. The collected data were analyzed through computer program. Results: The male homosexual students showed stress, as a whole, in a moderate level. The confirmatory factor analysis of stress model revealed 3 factors namely depressive anxiety and hostility factor. The results revealed that depressive factor was the most important for stress model, anxiety and hostility factor, followed by factor loading ranking. The validation of a goodness of fitted model yielded χ2 = 220.55, df = 113, p = .00, χ2/df = 1.95, GFI =.95, AGFI =.94, CFI = .99, RMR = .04 and RMSEA = .04. Conclusion: The stress model of male homosexual students revealed 3 factors namely depressive anxiety and hostility factors. The variables in this stress model exhibited congruence with the empirical data collected by the researcher at a statistically significant level.