Translation and Validation of Lasher and Faulkender Anxiety about Aging Scale (AAS) among Pakistani Adults

Authors

  • Sana Afsar Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Abbottabad University of Science & Technology (AUST), Havelian, KP, Pakistan
  • Samia Khalid Lecturer, Riphah Institute of Clinical & Professional Psychology (RICPP), Riphah International University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Mishal Shaheen MS Scholar, Riphah Institute of Clinical & Professional Psychology (RICPP), Riphah International University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)31

Keywords:

Aging, Anxiety, Attitudes toward Aging, Factorial Analysis, Validation

Abstract

This study aimed to validate the Lasher and Faulkender Anxiety about Aging Scale (AAS) among 312 Pakistani adults aged 35 to 65. Data was collected from Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa and Punjab. Covariance-based Structural Equation Modeling (CB-SEM) in Amos confirmed factorial validity, with all items having standardized regression loadings exceeding 0.60. Construct reliability, assessed through a composite reliability index, surpassed criteria in each factor and overall AAS. Discriminant validity, evaluated using Average Variance Extracted (AVE), was satisfactory. The Urdu version demonstrated strong internal consistency (Anxiety about Aging overall = .93, Fear of Aging = .86, Fear of Physical Changes = .87, Fear of Loss = .86, Fear of the Elderly = .85). Significant correlations with subjective happiness, depression, anxiety, and stress supported convergent and divergent validity. Overall, the Urdu AAS is a psychometrically sound and reliable tool for measuring anxiety about aging in the Pakistani context.

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Published

2024-01-17

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Afsar, S., Khalid, S., & Shaheen, M. (2024). Translation and Validation of Lasher and Faulkender Anxiety about Aging Scale (AAS) among Pakistani Adults. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 5(1), 344–354. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2024(5-I)31