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Avaliação Psicológica

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CANEDA, Cristiana Rezende Gonçalves  and  TEODORO, Maycoln Leôni Martins. Development and investigation of psychometric features of the motivational scale for a license to carry a gun (MSLCG). Aval. psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 471-478. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to develop and investigate some psychometrics properties of The Motivational Scale for a License to Carry a Gun (MSLCG). The instrument was elaborated from international scales and focus groups with civil and militaries participants about the motivation for using guns. MSLCG was composed by 51 items and was responded by 550 participants, aged 18 to 86 (Mean= 28 years, SD = 13.75 years). Data were analyzed using the exploratory factor analysis with the main components method and Varimax rotation. The final solution has 36 items with 48% of the variance explained and good scores of internal consistence.

Keywords : Firearms; Psychometrics; Self Assessment (Psychology).

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