We are thrilled to share the news of a recently published article by Jiří Remr titled “Psychometric Performance of the Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) and Its Validation” that presents findings on the measurement of fears related to COVID-19. This study focuses on the psychometric properties of the Czech version of the FCV-19S and provides valuable insights into the impact of the pandemic on the population.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly had a profound impact on individuals worldwide, causing elevated levels of anxiety, distress, and fear. To accurately measure these fears, the FCV-19S scale was developed in 2020. Jiří Remr’s research assessed the psychometric properties of the Czech version of this scale through a comprehensive analysis of a representative sample of 1372 participants.
The study employed various statistical analyses, including confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), internal consistency testing, and uni-dimensionality based on principal component analysis. The results of CFA demonstrated excellent standard indices, indicating the robustness of the FCV-19S scale. The scale also exhibited high internal consistency and effectively differentiated fear levels among diverse subpopulations.
The availability of the Czech version of the FCV-19S is a significant milestone for researchers and practitioners alike. This valid and reliable instrument offers valuable insights into the fears experienced by the Czech population during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will play a crucial role in guiding interventions aimed at mitigating the negative psychological impacts of the pandemic and promoting well-being.
Congratulations to Jiří Remr on this remarkable achievement! His research significantly contributes to our understanding of the psychometric properties of the FCV-19S scale and its applicability in the Czech context.
The article can be found here.