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Psicologia Ensino & Formação

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SANTOS, Fernanda Carneiro dos; CAMPOS, Marione Souza; FIGUEIREDO, Yasmin do Vale  and  LIMA, Thatiana Helena de. Construction and Preliminary Study of the Scale of Shared Beliefs about Psychologists. Psicol. Ensino & Form. [online]. 2016, vol.7, n.2, pp. 63-72. ISSN 2177-2061.

This article aims to present the process of construction and searching for evidence of validity of the Scale of Shared Beliefs about Psychologists, or Escala de Crenças Compartilhadas sobre os Psicólogos (ECCP) in Portuguese. The construction of the instrument was based on the inputs of a semi-structured interview applied to 22 participants. The ECCP items were created from the semi-structured interview due to the noticeable shortage of studies on shared beliefs about psychologists. After analyzing the findings of the semi-structured interview, the items were elaborated and used to construct the questionnaire, with a five-point Likert scale. The questionnaire was submitted to 235 respondents. Thereafter, the exploratory factor analysis (AFE) was performed. The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin test (KMO) and Bartlett’s test for sphericity pointed the matrix factor. The analysis indicated the extraction of seven factors before the component rotation, contrary to the expectation of the study, which had proposed the existence of five factors in total. After establishing a solution of five factors, it was noticed that the analysis of the grouping of items did not prove itself satisfactorily interpretable.

Keywords : beliefs; shared beliefs; beliefs about psychologists.

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