Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia

In this paper, we present evidence of the validity of the adaptation of the Fears of Coronavirus Scale (EMC; Sandín et al., 2020) in Colombia. A cross-sectional analysis with a sample of 1853 Colombian citizens was employed. During the adaptation, the scale was reduced from four to three factors: (F...

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Autores principales: Gómez-Díaz, Javier Andrés, Barón-Birchenall, Leonardo
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spelling I10-R10-article-410092023-04-26T18:27:43Z Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia Evidencia de Validez de la Adaptación de la Escala de Miedo al Coronavirus en Colombia Gómez-Díaz, Javier Andrés Barón-Birchenall, Leonardo fears of Coronavirus Scale psychometric adaptation pandemics lockdown Colombian population COVID-19 escala de miedos al coronavirus adaptación psicométrica pandemia aislamiento población colombiana COVID-19 In this paper, we present evidence of the validity of the adaptation of the Fears of Coronavirus Scale (EMC; Sandín et al., 2020) in Colombia. A cross-sectional analysis with a sample of 1853 Colombian citizens was employed. During the adaptation, the scale was reduced from four to three factors: (F1) fear of getting infected, getting sick, and dying from COVID; (F2) fear of losing job or reducing income and (F3) fear of social isolation or its effects. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conductedusing the maximum likelihood method with acceptable standards (SRMR = .06; RMSEA = .11; CI 90 % [.106, .115]). The extracted factors significantly vary with each other, are psychometrically similar to the original scale, and present a high internal consistency (McDonald’s ω between .83 and .89). Results show that the EMC can be used in the Colombian population; for instance, to support the diagnosis of emotional or behavioural sequelae derived from the COVID-19 pandemic. Este artículo presenta las evidencias de validez de la adaptación de la Escala de Miedos al Coronavirus (EMC; Sandin et al., 2020) en Colombia. Se utilizó un diseño transversal con una muestra de 1853 ciudadanos colombianos. La adaptación redujo la escala de cuatro a tres factores: (F1) miedo a contagiarse, a enfermarse, y a morir por COVID; (F2) miedo a perder el trabajo o a reducir los ingresos económicos, y (F3) miedo al aislamiento social o a sus efectos. Tanto el análisis factorial exploratorio como el confirmatorio se desarrollaron con el método de máxima verosimilitud con estándares aceptables (SRMR = .06; RMSEA =.11; IC 90% [.106, .115]). Los factores extraídos varían significativamente entre sí, guardan similitud psicométrica con la escala original y presentan consistencia interna alta (ω de McDonald entre .83 y .89). Los resultados demuestran que la EMC puede ser usada en la población colombiana, por ejemplo, para apoyar el diagnóstico de secuelas emocionales o conductuales derivadas de la pandemia por COVID-19. Facultad de Psicología. Laboratorio de Evaluación Psicológica y Educativa (LEPE) 2023-04-26 info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion application/pdf https://revistas.unc.edu.ar/index.php/revaluar/article/view/41009 Revista Evaluar; Vol. 23 Núm. 1 (2023); 40-50 1667-4545 1515-1867 10.35670/1667-4545.v23.n1 spa https://revistas.unc.edu.ar/index.php/revaluar/article/view/41009/41094 Derechos de autor 2023 Javier Andrés Gómez-Díaz, Leonardo Barón-Birchenall http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
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topic fears of Coronavirus Scale
psychometric adaptation
pandemics
lockdown
Colombian population
COVID-19
escala de miedos al coronavirus
adaptación psicométrica
pandemia
aislamiento
población colombiana
COVID-19
spellingShingle fears of Coronavirus Scale
psychometric adaptation
pandemics
lockdown
Colombian population
COVID-19
escala de miedos al coronavirus
adaptación psicométrica
pandemia
aislamiento
población colombiana
COVID-19
Gómez-Díaz, Javier Andrés
Barón-Birchenall, Leonardo
Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia
topic_facet fears of Coronavirus Scale
psychometric adaptation
pandemics
lockdown
Colombian population
COVID-19
escala de miedos al coronavirus
adaptación psicométrica
pandemia
aislamiento
población colombiana
COVID-19
author Gómez-Díaz, Javier Andrés
Barón-Birchenall, Leonardo
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title Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia
title_short Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia
title_full Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia
title_fullStr Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia
title_full_unstemmed Evidence of Validity of the Adaptation of the Coronavirus Fear Scale in Colombia
title_sort evidence of validity of the adaptation of the coronavirus fear scale in colombia
description In this paper, we present evidence of the validity of the adaptation of the Fears of Coronavirus Scale (EMC; Sandín et al., 2020) in Colombia. A cross-sectional analysis with a sample of 1853 Colombian citizens was employed. During the adaptation, the scale was reduced from four to three factors: (F1) fear of getting infected, getting sick, and dying from COVID; (F2) fear of losing job or reducing income and (F3) fear of social isolation or its effects. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conductedusing the maximum likelihood method with acceptable standards (SRMR = .06; RMSEA = .11; CI 90 % [.106, .115]). The extracted factors significantly vary with each other, are psychometrically similar to the original scale, and present a high internal consistency (McDonald’s ω between .83 and .89). Results show that the EMC can be used in the Colombian population; for instance, to support the diagnosis of emotional or behavioural sequelae derived from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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