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Boletim de Psicologia

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PIMENTEL, Carlos Eduardo et al. Evidence of construct validity and reliability of the General Just World Scale. Bol. psicol [online]. 2010, vol.60, n.133, pp. 167-180. ISSN 0006-5943.

This study aimed to validate the Just World General Scale to the Brazilian milieu, assembling empirical evidences of its construct validity and reliability. Participated in this research 254 undergraduate students of a private university in the Aracajú city, SE. Most of them were studying Psychology (44.9%) and Law (49.6%), female (64.8%) and with a mean age of 21.8 years (DP = 6.34). Principal Components Analysis revealed one component, taking into account 37.11% of the variance and reliability (Cronbach’s Alpha) of 0.66. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to confirm the theoretical model with one factor. It was concluded that it is a psychometrically reliable instrument and it can be used for research purposes. Moreover, its scores are not influenced by participants’ demographic characteristics.

Palavras-chave : Just world; Validity; Reliability.

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