Journal title PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE
Author/s Elisa Emiliani, Giulia Casu, Paola Gremigni
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/2 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 69-83 File size 109 KB
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here
Below, you can see the article first page
If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits
FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.
Hostility is a psychosocial factor affecting health and predicts the development of diseases, and unhealthy behaviors and habits. The aim of this study was to present the Italian validation of the Cynical Distrust Scale (CynDis; Julkunen et al., 1994) for the measurement of cynical distrust, the cognitive component of hostility. Despite the extensive literature devoted to this topic, are not yet available in Italy valid, reliable and easy to administer instruments for measuring cynical distrust, which would be suitable for screening and prevention. The CynDis was administered, along with the PANAS, the MCSD-8 and two questions on the perceived health status, to 311 participants (169 females and 142 males, mean age 39.07 years, SD = 14.98). The psychometric properties of the scale were analyzed through exploratory factor analysis, the study of internal consistency and correlations with external criteria. The scale appears to be valid and reliable and is therefore suitable as a screening instrument both in prevention and health promotion contexts.
Keywords: Hostility, cynicism, distrust, validation
Elisa Emiliani, Giulia Casu, Paola Gremigni, Validazione italiana della <i>Cynical Distrust Scale</i> per misurare la sfiducia cinica in "PSICOLOGIA DELLA SALUTE" 2/2011, pp 69-83, DOI: 10.3280/PDS2011-002005