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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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SOUZA, Gustavo Henrique Silva de; ESTEVES, Germano Gabriel Lima  and  COELHO, Jorge Artur Peçanha de Miranda. Evidence of validity of the Measure of Adaptive Cognition (MAC): an adaptation for the Brazilian context in entrepreneurs. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.3, pp. 1647-1654. ISSN 1984-6657.

This study aimed to adapt and gather evidence of validity of the internal structure and content of the Measure of Adaptive Cognition (MAC) in Brazilian entrepreneurs, originally developed for entrepreneurship research. After back translation and content validation procedures, MAC and a socio-demographic questionnaire were applied to 313 Brazilian entrepreneurs, most of whom were male (55%; ƒ = 172), with an average age of 41.15 (SD = 11.96). Initially, the original five-factor model was replicated, with no satisfactory fit indexes: χ2/df = 3.675; p = 0.000; GFI = 0.721; NFI = 0.770; RMR = 0.247. Thus, it was decided to analyze again the internal structure of the MAC, proceeding to Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA). The analyses indicated the readjustment of some items of the MAC, while maintaining the original five-factor dimensionality. This study presents results that corroborate the psychometric quality of the instrument and demonstrate its applicability and functionality for new studies.

Keywords : cognição; empreendedorismo; validade do teste.

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