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Psychometric parameters of an abbreviated vengeance scale across two countries

Coelho, Gabriel LH and Monteiro, Renan P and Hanel, Paul HP and Vilar, Roosevelt and Gouveia, Valdiney V and Maio, Gregory R (2018) 'Psychometric parameters of an abbreviated vengeance scale across two countries.' Personality and Individual Differences, 120. pp. 185-192. ISSN 0191-8869

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We propose a short and ultrashort version of the vengeance scale (Stuckless & Goranson, 1992). Across three samples, good psychometric properties and convergent validity for the new scales were found. Study 1 found in a Brazilian sample that the original 20 items can be reduced to both a 10 and 5 item version (VS-10 and VS-5), without losing psychometric quality. In Study 2, the one-factorial structure was confirmed in a Brazilian and a British sample. Also, (partial) measurement invariance was established across gender and countries for the VS-10, but not for the VS-5. Across both samples, the short-versions correlated as expected with the Big-5, Big-6, and Dark Triad. Overall, the 10- and 5-item versions of the vengeance scale exhibited comparable reliabilities and validities to the full version.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Vengeance; Measurement; Personality; Validation; Transcultural
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2021 14:29
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:06

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