Escala de solidão de de jong Gierveld - Versão reduzida: Validação para o Contexto Brasileiro

Translated title of the contribution: De jong gierveld loneliness scale - short version: Validation for the Brazilian context

Gabriel Lins De Holanda Coelho, Patrícia Nunes Da Fonseca, Valdiney Veloso Gouveia, Lukas Jarmo Wolf, Roosevelt Vilar

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Individuals who experience a state of loneliness may feel that their needs of belonging are unfulfilled, suffering a state of social deprivation that might affect their well-being. For a better understanding, three studies (N = 939) aimed to adapt the short version of the De Jong Gierveld Loneliness Scale to Brazil. In Studies 1 and 2, exploratory and confirmatory analyses corroborated the expected two correlated factors structure: emotional and social. Evidences of convergent validity and factorial invariance between genders were also observed. Study 3 verified the instrument’s psychometric properties through Item Response Theory (IRT) and the results showed that the items presented acceptable levels of difficulty, discriminated participants with similar levels of aptitude/ endorsement and indicated that both factors of the measure presented substantial information for a wide range of the latent trait. We conclude that this measure is psychometrically suitable for use in Brazil.

Original languageTurkish
Article numbere2805
Issue number69
Early online date2 Jul 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2 Jul 2018


  • Loneliness
  • Measurement
  • Scaling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

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