Propriedades psicométricas da Escala de Conexão Social

Translated title of the contribution: Psychometric Properties of Social Connectedness Scale

Ana Karla Silva Soares*, Maria Celina Ferreira Goedert, Camila Campanhã, José Ángel Vera Noriega

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The perceived social connectedness (CS) is a one-dimensional construct conceptualized as the cognitive assessment that there is a close relationship with others, with whom contact can be made. This study aims to adapt the Social Connectedness Scale (SCS) to the Brazilian context, gathering evidence of psychometric adequacy. Two studies were conducted, the first (N = 285, mean age 24 years, SD = 4.92; 62% male) to obtain the exploratory factorial structure and the second (N = 300; mean age 23 years; SD = 5.43; 51% male) directed to confirmatory analysis of the unidimensionality and parameters of the item response theory. Internal consistency was satisfactory, as well as the evidence of convergent validity obtained from the negative correlations with the scale of depression, anxiety and stress. The results showed that the Portuguese version of the SCS gathered adequate psychometric evidence supporting its use in the measurement of SC.

Translated title of the contributionPsychometric Properties of Social Connectedness Scale
Original languagePortuguese (Brazil)
Article numbere1646
JournalInteramerican Journal of Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 26 Oct 2023

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  • Social connection
  • scale
  • test validity, test reliability


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