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Avaliação Psicológica

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GOLINO, Hudson Fernandes et al. Revising the Romantic Jealousy Inventory: An analysis via the Rasch model. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.3, pp. 285-297. ISSN 1677-0471.

Romantic jealousy relates to a series of reactions when facing the threat of loss of a romantic partner to a possible rival. This study aimed to review the items of the Romantic Jealousy Inventory (ICR), in order to improve the their understandability and test its functioning in a sample from Bahia. It sought to verify internal validity evidences via confirmatory factor analysis and the Rasch model. We also looked for the impact of individual features on the severity of romantic jealousy. Therefore, the ICR was applied to 400 participants aged between 18 and 76 years (M=29.96; SD=11.73), and 62% were female. The data corroborate the literature on the matter, indicating that romantic jealousy is composed of several factors, which is also reflected in the currently revised version of the ICR. In addition, other specific construct questions are discussed in the article.

Keywords : jealous; psychological assessment; emotions; distrust.

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