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Czech adaptation of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale : Confirmatory factor analysis and measurement invariance



Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Československá psychologie
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Faculty of Social Studies

Keywords multidimensional health locus of control; factor structure; measurement invariance
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Description Aim. Measuring patients’ health-related beliefs is of high importance in health care. The aim of the study was to test the factor structure of the Czech version of the Multidimensional Health Locus of Control Scale (MHLCS) Form B and its measurement invariance. Method. N = 549 adults answered the MHLCS in an online survey. A confirmatory factor analysis was conducted to test three competing models based on previous studies and to assess measurement invariance of the MHLCS across gender, age, and time (six months). Results. None of the hypothesized models fit the data; therefore, a modified three-factor model was proposed that demonstrated an acceptable fit and was strictly invariant with respect to gen-der, age, and time. A small age effect was found on the Powerful Others and Chance factors. Conclusion. The Czech MHLCS can be considered a valid and reliable measure, except for the Chance factor, which had low reliability.
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