Title: Psychometric properties of the interpersonal guilt (short-form) and relation with Corona disease anxiety

Document Type : Original Article


1 Counseling group, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran

2 counseling group, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Mohaghegh Ardabili University, Ardabil, Iran

3 Counseling group, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

4 Department of Psychology and Educational Science Faculty, University of Allameh-Tabatabaei, Tehran, Iran


Aim: The purpose of this research was to investigate factor structure, validity and reliability of the interpersonal guilt (short-form) and relation with Corona disease anxiety in students. Method: The research method was a descriptive correlational. 330 students in Tehran participated in the study through online recall (Due to the corona virus pandemic). Corona disease anxiety scale (Alipour et al, 1398), Interpersonal guilt scale-15 (Gazzillo et al., 2018), Interpersonal guilt-67 (O'Connor et al., 1997), Personal-Feelings-Questionnaire-PFQ (Shame and Guilt) (Harder and Zalma, 1990) and Self-Esteem (Rosenberg, 1965) were used to collect the data. Data were analyzed using SPSS-23 and AMOS. Results: the results of exploratory factor analysis showed that 15 questions were loaded on 3 factors which together explained 46% of the variance of the scale of the interpersonal guilt. Internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha) was calculated 0/64-0/87. Correlation of three dimensions of this scale (survivor guilt, omnipotent guilt and self-hate) with Corona disease anxiety, depression, self-esteem, shame and guilt was also significant (p<0/01). confirmatory factor analysis after model modification (14-item version) indicated a good fit with the data. Conclusion: Findings of the current research confirmed the usage of interpersonal guilt scale and it can be used in psychological research and clinical Trails.


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