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ScholarOne - The dimensionality of the Death Anxiety Inventory-Revised in Colombian-aged adults
  • Adalberto Campo-Arias,
  • Monica Reyes-Roja,
  • Guillermo Ceballos-Ospino
Adalberto Campo-Arias
Universidad del Magdalena Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

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Monica Reyes-Roja
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Guillermo Ceballos-Ospino
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The Death Anxiety Inventory-Revised (DAI-R) is a relatively new instrument to quantify anxiety about death in different contexts. However, the dimensionality in the elderly population is unknown. The study aimed to corroborate the dimensionality of the DAI-R among Colombian-aged adults. A psychometric study was conducted with the participation of 100 aged adults (M=68.82±4.82; 52% were male gender). This scale has 17 items, grouped into four dimensions or factors, and a dichotomous answer pattern. Dimensionality was tested using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), and goodness-of-fit indicators were computed. The CFA showed unacceptable goodness-of-fit indicators, and the four-dimensional structure of the DAI-R was rejected. In conclusion, the DAI-R has an unsatisfactory four-dimensional structure among Colombian-aged adults. Further research should corroborate this finding with a large sample size.
27 Jan 2024Submitted to Advance
22 Mar 2024Published in Advance