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Avaliação Psicológica

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SIQUEIRA-BRITO, Andreia da Rocha; FRANCA, Lucia Helena Freitas Pinho  and  VALENTINI, Felipe. Confirmatory  factor  analysis  of  the Ageism scale  in  the  Organizational  Context. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.15, n.3, pp. 337-345. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study analyzed the structure of the Ageism Scale in the Organizational Context (EACO) with 383 workers from the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, aged between 18 and 75 years (M=40; SD=12.79), of both sexes and different educational levels, using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results of the CFA were satisfactory, revealing that the two independent factor model presented acceptable adjustment indicators (χ2=208.08; Tucker-Lewis Index - TLI=0.93; Comparative Fit Index - CFI=0.94; Root-Mean-Square Error of Approximation - RMSEA=0.06) giving almost total support to the original scale structure with only one item withdrawn. Thus, the EACO with workers in Rio de Janeiro consisted of 13 items, subdivided in: Dimension 1 - positive attitudes; and Dimension 2 - negative attitudes, confirming previous study in which younger workers showed more negative attitudes towards ageing in the organizations. Reapplication of EACO in other organizational contexts to investigate causes and consequences of ageism is recommended.

Keywords : ageing; scaling (testing); prejudice; developmental age groups; organizations.

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