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Avaliação Psicológica

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GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso et al. Development and validation of a desirable attributes of the ideal partner scale. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.1, pp.105-114. ISSN 1677-0471.

This research aimed at developing the Desirable Attributes of Ideal Partner Scale (DAIPS), presenting psychometric evidences. Two studies were performed. Study 1 involved 200 people of the general population from João Pessoa (PB). A PC analysis indicated a multifactorial structure for the DAIPS, with five components: athletic (α=0.80), affectionate (α=0.80), traditional (α=0.61), sociable (α=0.68), and successful (α=0.60). Study 2 involved 201 people, mainly women, with a mean age of 26 years. A confirmatory factor analysis suggested as acceptable the multifactorial structure of this scale (GFI=0.89, AGFI=0.85, and RMSEA=0.061). So, it was concluded that the DAIPS is a measure that has adequate psychometric characteristics and can be used in future studies.

Keywords : desirable attributes; partners; validity; scale.

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