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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 360-365
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.360.365
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The Psychometric Properties of Death Obsession Scale in Freshman Undergraduate Students

Gholamreza Rajabi

The validation, reliability and factor structure of the Death Obsession Scale (DOS) among freshman undergraduate students in Shahid Chamran University of Ahwaz investigated in present study s included 200 freshman undergraduate students (140 males and 60 females) which were selected randomly. The DOS reliability by Cronbach`s alpha statistics was 0.91 that indicate its high internal consistency. All items correlations with total score were significant, which supported its item and content validity. The DOS concurrent validity coefficient measured with Padua obsessive-compulsion inventory and was been significant (r = 0.43) also, DOS construct validity was determined via principal component analysis (Promax Rotation) that resulted in two-factors solutions (death rumination and dominance and death idea worry), that account for 53% of the variance and confirmatory factor analysis confirmed two-factor model. There is a significant gender difference in student sample too. Finally, the results confirmed DOS reliability and validity as a useful tool for both of research and clinical goals among normal and abnormal population.
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Gholamreza Rajabi , 2009. The Psychometric Properties of Death Obsession Scale in Freshman Undergraduate Students. Journal of Applied Sciences, 9: 360-365.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2009.360.365






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