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Avaliação Psicológica

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RIOS, Karyne de Souza Augusto et al. Child Abuse Potential Inventory – CAP: Construct validity and reliability. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.1, pp. 51-60. ISSN 1677-0471.

The objective was to investigate evidence of construct validity and reliability of The Child Abuse Potential Inventory- CAP. 135 caregivers of 2- 12-year old children, chosen by randomized sample, took part of the study. Participants’ profile was: mean age of the caregivers was 35.96; female (82%); married (72.7%); less than 4 years of education (38. 3%). The mean score in the CAP Inventory was 180.1. To investigate construct validity, an exploratory factor analysis using Varimax rotation was carried out. The 5 factors’ model was chosen because it agreed with the selection criteria of the Principal – Components Factor Analysis and 39.6% of the total variability was explained. The reliability coefficient was 0.95 using Cronbach’s Alpha. The results have showed a positive perspective in regards to the adaptation of the CAP Inventory to Brazil, further studies should be developed to allow analysis of tendencies and relations among results.

Keywords : CAP inventory; construct validity; reliability; child violence; physical abuse.

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