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Avaliação Psicológica

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PIMENTEL, Carlos Eduardo et al. Unjust world scale (UWS): evidence of factorial, convergent validity and reliability. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp. 13-22. ISSN 1677-0471.

The main purpose of this paper was to verify evidence of validity and reliability of the Unjust World Scale (UWS), evaluating its factorial validity, convergent and Cronbach’s alpha reliability. We counted on the volunteer participation of 254 young students from a private university in the state of Sergipe, Brasil. These students answered the UWS, General Beliefs in the Just World Scale (GeJWS) and the Global Beliefs in the Just World Scale (GJWS). Through factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, the main results confirm the factor structure of UWS, correlations with the GeJWS and GJWS and a satisfactory reliability. We concluded that the UWS is a valid and reliability measure and can be used in other studies in this context.

Keywords : Factorial validity; convergent validity; reliability.

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