Escala de Iniciativa ao Crescimento Pessoal - II: Adaptação e Propriedades psicométricas da Versão Brasileira

Translated title of the contribution: Personal growth initiative scale - II: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Brazilian version

Clarissa Pinto Pizarro Freitas, Bruno Figueiredo Damásio, Helder Hiroki Kamei, Patricia Renovato Tobo, Sílvia Helena Koller, Christine Robitschek

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Abstract

The skills to change beliefs and behaviors in order to adapt to new contexts is identified as Personal Growth Initiative. This study aimed to assess the psychometric properties of the Brazilian Version of the Personal Growth Initiative Scale II (PGIS-II). A nationwide sample of 2,149 subjects (64.8% women, M = 37.91, SD = 10.78) was assessed. Exploratory factor analysis supported the first-order four-factor structure of the scale (readiness for change, planfulness, using resources, and intentional behavior). Confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) supported the first-order four-factor structure as being the most reliable to the data. Personal Growth Initiative (PGI) dimensions were positively related to optimism, presence of meaning in life, and life satisfaction. PGIS-II presented adequate psychometric properties, suggesting its usefulness in evaluating personal growth initiative.

Translated title of the contributionPersonal growth initiative scale - II: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Brazilian version
Original languageTurkish
Article numbere2806
JournalPaideia
Volume28
Issue number69
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Factor analysis
  • Positive psychology
  • Test validity

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