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La hostilidad: Sus efectos en la salud y medición psicométrica en Latinoamérica

Manolete S. Moscoso

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Se describe la importancia del estudio de la hostilidad y sus efectos en la salud, haciendo referencia al fenómeno del estrés y sus conexiones con el sistema inmune. Se presenta un análisis de aspectos conceptuales y teóricos de la hostilidad. Se reporta la validez de construcción del Inventario Multicultural Latinoamericano de la Hostilidad (Imulho). En base a una muestra multicultural, se realizó un análisis factorial de componentes principales con rotaciones promax con el fin de determinar el nivel de correspondencia de la estructura factorial en el instrumento. Los resultados reportan que el Imulho demuestra un alto nivel de validez de construcción y consistencia interna, reflejada en su estructura factorial y coeficientes alpha.

 


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Hostilidad; estrés ; psiconeuroinmunología; validez de construcción; salud

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DOI: 10.26439/persona2008.n011.925


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