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.

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