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Psychometric Properties and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Spanish Version of the Maudsley Violence Questionnaire among Adolescent Students

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posted on 29.03.2022, 16:17 by Vanesa Pérez-Martínez, Miriam Sánchez-SanSegundo, Rosario Ferrer-Cascales, Oriol Lordan, Nicola Bowes, Carmen Vives-Cases
The Maudsley Violence Questionnaire (MVQ) is an instrument specifically developed to evaluate violent thinking through two subscales examining macho attitudes and the acceptance of violence. This study analyzed the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Spanish version of the MVQ questionnaire in a large sample of 1933 Spanish adolescents. An online questionnaire was used to collect variables, such as sociodemographic and sexism data. The factor structure showed good fit indices in Spanish adolescents, which were similar to the original scale. The exploratory analysis yielded a first factor that explained 11.3% of the total variance and a second factor that explained 10.8% of the total variance. The Goodness of Fit Index (GFI) (0.902), Adjusted Goodness of Fit Index (AGFI) (0.90), Normed Fit Index (NNFI) (0.85), and the Comparative Fit Index (CFI) (0.86) suggested that the model fit the data adequately (with values ≥ 0.90) and the Root Mean Square Error of Approximation (RMSEA) (≤0.10) values indicative of an adequate fit. This study contributes a Spanish-language validated tool to measure machismo and the acceptance of violence among adolescents.

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International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Publisher

MDPI

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Citation

Pérez-Martínez, Vanesa, Miriam Sánchez-SanSegundo, Rosario Ferrer-Cascales, Oriol Lordan, Nicola Bowes, and Carmen Vives-Cases. (2021) "Psychometric Properties and Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Spanish Version of the Maudsley Violence Questionnaire among Adolescent Students" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 15: 8225. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18158225

Electronic ISSN

1660-4601

Cardiff Met Affiliation

Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences

Cardiff Met Authors

Nicola Bowes

Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group

  • Public Health and Wellbeing

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en