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Adaptation and validation of The Fear of COVID-19 Scale

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  • Andre Faro Federal University of Sergipe, Brazil
  • Luanna dos Santos Silva Universidade Federal de Sergipe https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0259-1337
  • Daiane Nunes dos Santos Universidade Federal de Sergipe
  • Amanda Lima Barros Feitosa Universidade Federal de Sergipe

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.898

Keywords:

coronavirus, scale validation, norm, health psychology, confirmatory factor analysis

Abstract

This work aimed to adapt the Fear of COVID-19 Scale to Brazilian Portuguese, to perform Confirmatory Factor Analysis, to seek evidence of validity based on the relationship with stress and to establish standards for the interpretation of the scale scores. Participated 1,000 adults of both sexes, with an average age of 30.9 (SD = 12.06). The analysis demonstrated that all adjustment indexes were satisfactory, confirming the scale's unidimensionality. The average was 22.2 points (minimum of 7 and maximum of 35 points). Fear of COVID-19 Scale presented convergent validity with the Perceived Stress Scale and strata for the classification of fear intensity in scale were proposed.

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Author Biographies

Luanna dos Santos Silva, Universidade Federal de Sergipe

Mestranda em Psicologia pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia da Universidade Federal de Sergipe.

Daiane Nunes dos Santos, Universidade Federal de Sergipe

Mestre em Psicologia pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Psicologia da Universidade Federal de Sergipe.

Amanda Lima Barros Feitosa, Universidade Federal de Sergipe

Graduanda em Psicologia pelo Departamento de Psicologia da Universidade Federal de Sergipe.

Posted

2020-07-06

Section

Human Sciences