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Strength of Religious Faith in Peruvian Adolescents and Adults: Psychometric Evidence from the Long and Short Version of the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire in Spanish

Version 1 : Received: 10 March 2021 / Approved: 18 March 2021 / Online: 18 March 2021 (16:50:18 CET)

How to cite: Caycho-Rodríguez, T.; Vilca, L.W.; Plante, T.G.; Vivanco-Vidal, A.; Saroli-Araníbar, D.; Carbajal-León, C.; Peña-Calero, B.N.; White, M. Strength of Religious Faith in Peruvian Adolescents and Adults: Psychometric Evidence from the Long and Short Version of the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire in Spanish. Preprints 2021, 2021030489 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0489.v1). Caycho-Rodríguez, T.; Vilca, L.W.; Plante, T.G.; Vivanco-Vidal, A.; Saroli-Araníbar, D.; Carbajal-León, C.; Peña-Calero, B.N.; White, M. Strength of Religious Faith in Peruvian Adolescents and Adults: Psychometric Evidence from the Long and Short Version of the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire in Spanish. Preprints 2021, 2021030489 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202103.0489.v1).

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric evidence of the original and brief version of the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire (SCSRFQ) in Spanish in a sample of 245 Peruvian adolescents and adults (mean age = 21.04 years, SD = 3.07, 47.8% male and 52.2% female), selected by non-probabilistic convenience sampling. Additionally, the Coronavirus Anxiety Scale and the Satisfaction with Life Scale were applied. Confirmatory Factor Analysis, internal consistency reliability methods, hierarchical sequence of variance models and Graded Response Model were used. Results indicate that both versions of the SCSRFQ showed robust psychometric properties: adequate unidimensional structure, adequate difficulty and discrimination parameters, and significant relationships with the measures of fear of COVID-19 and satisfaction with life. The original version of the SCSRFQ showed evidence of strict measurement invariance by gender and age; whereas the short version showed strict invariance by gender and configural invariance by age. Both versions showed acceptable reliability indices. In conclusion, the original and brief versions of the SCSRFQ show evidence of psychometric indicators that support their use to assess the strength of religious faith

Subject Areas

Reliability; Strength of Faith; Invariance; Validity

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