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Psychometric Evaluation of Terrorism Anxiety Scale
The study investigated the psychometric parameters of the Terrorism Anxiety Scale (TAS) (Zafar et al., 2020) to verify and maintain the norms of a reliable and valid assessment measure. The survey method was used to collect TAS responses from teenagers aged 13 to 19 in Lahore, Karachi, Sahiwal, Haveli Lakhan, and Gujranwala. The sample was drawn using a convenient sampling strategy. The reliability and validity of the scale were assessed by using confirmatory factor analysis that utilized structural equation modeling. The model was refined and modified utilizing the structural equation modeling technique, which gave construct validity standards for the two-factor TAS model, substantial test-retest reliability, and acceptable model fit indices. Internal consistency was also found to be extremely significant. The findings confirmed the construct's high reliability as well as moderate convergent and discriminant validity norms. The construct validity of the model may be revised in future studies involving larger samples from all regions of Pakistan to achieve a high degree of generalizability.
Research Scholar, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Sahiwal, Pakistan
Dr. Wizra Saeed
Senior Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
Dr. Saira Irfan
Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of Sahiwal, Pakistan