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Psykhe (Santiago)

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BARREIRO, Alicia; ETCHEZAHAR, Edgardo  y  PRADO-GASCO, Vicente. Psychometric Properties of the Personal and General Belief in a Just World Scales in the Argentine Context. Psykhe [online]. 2018, vol.27, n.1, pp.1-10. ISSN 0718-2228.

The aim of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Personal and General Belief in a Just World (BJW) Scales. Through a confirmatory factor analysis, the internal structure of both scales was examined by testing if they measure the same global construct or if they constitute two different dimensions. The internal consistency of each scale was evaluated with Cronbach's alpha; also, their linear relations with religious orientations were tested. Using convenience sampling, 328 college students from the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, were enrolled in the study. Their ages ranged from 18 to 40 years (M = 24.1, SD = 3.88); 36.6% were men and 63.4% were women. Results suggest appropriate psychometric properties for both BJW scales. In addition, it was observed that both scales refer to independent but related constructs. This finding is reinforeced by analyzing the relation between both types of BJW and religious orientations. Therefore, this study provides valid and reliable tools to evaluate the Personal and General BJW in Argentina.

Palabras clave : belief in a just world; personal; general; religious orientations; psychometric properties.

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