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Actualidades en Psicología

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MOTA PALMA, Jaqueline et al. Construction and Statistical Analysis of the Multidimensional Inventory of Romantic Jealousy: preliminary Study. Act.Psi [online]. 2016, vol.30, n.120, pp.32-46. ISSN 2215-3535.

Aiming to construct and validate a test to measure jealousy, the Multidimensional Inventory of Romantic Jealousy (MIRJ) was developed from three axes: 1) conceptualization, 2) conditions that generate romantic jealousy and 3) cognitive, affective and behavioral responses involved. The MIRJ consists of five Likert scales with five response options each. The inventory was validated by expert judgment on the content validity and exploratory factor analysis to construct the validity of each scale, showing higher reliability coefficients (α> 0.85). MIRJ has a fairly clear structure with independent dimensions that measure with reasonable accuracy the three axes. In Conclusion, romantic jealousy is a multidimensional construct with affective, cognitive and behavioral responses, triggered from a situation that represents the possible loss of a partner.

Keywords : Romantic jealousy; validation; measuring; factorial analysis; etnopsychologic.

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