SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.16 issue3Preliminary validity and reliability evidence of the child drawing: hospital - brazilian versionMacarthur stem story battery: child narratives as access to mental representations author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Avaliação Psicológica

Print version ISSN 1677-0471On-line version ISSN 2175-3431


NASCIMENTO, Anderson Mesquita do et al. Identification need scale: psychometric properties in the brazilian context. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.3, pp. 348-355. ISSN 1677-0471.

The need for group identification reflects an individual tendency to identify with social groups or goals. This research seeks to adapt the Identification Need Scale (INS) to the Brazilian context, counting on two studies on its factorial validity evidence and internal consistency. Study 1 included 244 participants (mean age = 21.9, 66.3% female), and the results suggested a two-factor structure: self-definition and belonging. Study 2 included 246 participants (mean age = 21.3, 68.7% female), confirming this two-factor structure, with satisfactory adjustment indicators (e.g., CFI = 0.96, TLI = 0.94). In both studies the factors demonstrated adequate reliability indices. It was concluded that the Brazilian version of INS gathered adequate psychometric evidence, supporting its use in Brazil to evaluate the individual tendency to define itself as a member of a group.

Keywords : need; identification; validity; reliability; scale.

        · abstract in Portuguese | Spanish     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf )


Creative Commons License