Factorial composition of the scale of attitudes toward the elderly by Kogan in Mexican university students

  • Susana Ivonne Aguirre Vázquez Autonomous University of Chihuahua
  • Martha Ornelas Contreras Autonomous University of Chihuahua
  • Elia Verónica Benavides Pando Autonomous University of Chihuahua
  • Zuliana Paola Benitez Hernández Autonomous University of Chihuahua
  • Fernando Mondaca Fernández Autonomous University of Chihuahua
Keywords: Instrumental Study, Factor Structure, Construct Validation, Attitudes

Abstract

The present study aims to investigate whether the psychometric results proposed by Sampén, Varela Diaz, Tello and Ortiz (2012) for the Spanish version of the scale of attitudes toward the elderly by Kogan (KAOP) are replicated. The total sample was of 1702 Mexican university students, with an average age of 20.70 years (SD = 1.93). The factorial structure of the questionnaire was analyzed through exploratory and confirmatory fac  tor analysis. The three-factor structure (personal sphere, social sphere and emotional sphere), based on statistical and substantive criteria, has shown adequate adjustment indicators of reliability and validity. However, the model does not match the obtained raised by Sampén et al. (2012). Future research should replicate these findings in larger samples.

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Published
2019-07-08