Psychology, Interamerican
Psychometric Properties of a New Scale to Measure Patience
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Construct validity, convergent and discriminant
Confirmatory Factor Analysis
University students

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García-Cadena, C. H., Quiceno Sierra, J. M., Caycho-Rodríguez, T., & Lara Pinales, O. (2024). Psychometric Properties of a New Scale to Measure Patience. Revista Interamericana De Psicología/Interamerican Journal of Psychology, 58(1), e2002.


Background: Patience scales have gained significance in research over the last decade as they serve as a clinical indicator of psychological health. Objective: to determine the construct validity, convergent and discriminant, of a scale to measure patience. Method: An incidental sample of 289 university students, with an average age of 21.36 years, participated. Expert judgment was used as the first filter, then exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was applied with 144 random cases in the sample, and finally, confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was applied in the rest (145). Pearson's r was also used. Results: The result is a one-dimensional scale, with good fit and appropriate reliability: X² = 2.150; df = 2; X²/df = 1.075; CFI = .999; RMSEA = .023 (90% CI, [.000, 168]); alpha = .75; omega = .75. The scale has convergent validity with the Three-Factor Patience Questionnaire (r = .55 [.45, .78], d = median) and exhibits discriminant validity with the Anger-G Propensity Scale (r = -.29 [-.13, -.46], d = small). Conclusion: It is concluded that the Brief Patience-G Scale has good psychometric properties, and its use is recommended for Spanish-speaking university students.


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