Psychometric parameters of an abbreviated vengeance scale across two countries

Gabriel L.H. Coelho, Renan P. Monteiro, Paul H.P. Hanel, Valdiney V. Gouveia, Gregory Maio

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Early online date5 Sept 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Measurement
  • Personality
  • Transcultural
  • Validation
  • Vengeance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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