Validation of the Lasher and Faulkender Anxiety about Aging Scale (AAS) for the Spanish Context
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AuthorFernández Jiménez, Carolina
AnxietyAgingFactorial analysisValidationAttitudes toward agingLongevity
Fernández-Jiménez, C., Álvarez-Hernández, J. F., Salguero-García, D., Aguilar-Parra, J. M., & Trigueros, R. (2020). Validation of the Lasher and Faulkender Anxiety about Aging Scale (AAS) for the Spanish Context. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(12), 4231. [doi:10.3390/ijerph17124231]
Increased longevity has led to concerns and fears among the population about the inexorable process of ageing. This process causes individuals to become more anxious about the physical and psychosocial changes caused by the passage of time. However, there are currently no scales in the Spanish context that analyse ageing. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to validate the Anxiety about Aging scale to the Spanish context. In the present study, 594 subjects between 25 and 64 years old participated. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were used. The results revealed that the factor structure of the questionnaire shows adequate psychometric properties, showing a four-factor factor structure.