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Avaliação Psicológica

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SANTIS, Ligia de; BARHAM, Elizabeth Joan; COIMBRA, Susana  and  FONTAINE, Anne Marie Germaine Victorine. Father involvement: Internal validity of the Brazilian version of the Inventory of Father Involvement. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.2, pp. 225-233. ISSN 1677-0471.

Extensive evidence points to the importance of father-child relationship in the development and for the wellbeing of children, mothers and fathers. Father involvement is multidimensional and includes direct and indirect father-child involvements. In order to progress in this area, a valid measure of this construct, like the Inventory of Father Involvement (IFI), is needed in Brazil. The objective of this study was to investigate the structure of factors and internal reliability of the Brazilian version of IFI (IFI-BR). A sociodemographic questionnaire and the IFI-BR were filled in by 200 men who had five- to ten-year-old children. The results prove internal validity of the IFI-BR and confirms a structure of factors very similar to that of the original IFI, including eight of the nine original first-order factors and a general second-order factor, with indicators of internal reliability that were adequate for these eight factors.

Keywords : father involvement; measure; validation.

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