Psychometric Study of the Cognitive Flexibility Inventory in a Colombian Sample


Cognitive Flexibility Inventory
Construct Validity
Factor Analysis
Internal Consistency

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Navarro, M. C., Quiroz Molinares, N., & Mebarak, M. (2022). Psychometric Study of the Cognitive Flexibility Inventory in a Colombian Sample. International Journal of Psychological Research, 15(1), 42–54.


Introduction: A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted to evaluate the factor structure of Spanish translation and adaptation of the Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI) in a sample of Colombian adults. Method: The sample of the study was n = 968. Respondents were aged between 18 and 52 years old (Mage=22.81, SD=4.42). Descriptive analyses, confirmatory factor analysis, and Cronbach’s Alpha calculation were carried out. Results: Internal consistency for the global scale was high (α=.89). Likewise, the coefficients of the Alternative factor and the Control factor were similar (α=.90, 95% CI=.89–.90 and α=.83, 95% CI=.81–.85, respectively). A two-factor structure performed best according to the results of model selection criteria. This model suggested the existence of two correlated factors, with correlated items within factors (Item19∼Item20 and Item8∼Item10). Conclusions: Overall, the results suggest that the CFI scale exhibits construct validity and adequate reliability, both for the general scale and the subscales in the Colombian sample, enabling their use in contexts such as clinical or research.


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