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NUNEZ-RODRIGUEZ, Susana; SOUZA, Ana Paula Lazaretti de  e  KOLLER, Sílvia Helena. Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the portuguese version of the Aspiration Index (AI). Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.3, pp. 1169-1180. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this study was to develop a cross-cultural adaptation version and to make a psychometric evaluation of the Aspiration Index (AI) for the Brazilian context. This instrument assesses the importance that individuals put in their life goals. Participants consisted of 971 Brazilian youth aged from 18 to 30 years old (Mage= 22.8; SD=3.4). The cultural adaptation showed that it was appropriated both at a cultural and linguistic level. The confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) demonstrated the adequacy of the original 11-factor model for the Brazilian context, and the multi-group CFA showed that this structure was invariant across different socio-economic groups. Furthermore, the multidimensional scaling modeling (MDS) replicated the results earlier studies, positing a two-dimension structure as representation of the data. With one dimension underlying the intrinsic (e.g., self-acceptance, affiliation) versus extrinsic goals (e.g., financial success, image); and the second dimension defined by the self-transcendent (e.g., spirituality) and the physical goals (e.g. health). These results suggest that the AI is a reliable measure to assess different types of life goals and can be used with the Brazilian population from different regions and socioeconomic levels.

Palavras-chave : Goals; Self-Determination theory; Aspiration Index; AFC; cross-cultural research.

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