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Scale of Fear of Funa in Social Networks (FFSN): Construction and psychometric properties

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Jonathan Martínez-Líbano ,
Jonathan Martínez-Líbano

Facultad de Educación y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile

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María-Mercedes Yeomans-Cabrera ,
María-Mercedes Yeomans-Cabrera

Facultad de Salud y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago, Chile

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Abstract

Introduction: A funa is a form of public rebuke, often carried out through digital platforms, in which a person or entity is exposed to behaviors considered inappropriate, unfair, or immoral. This practice may include disclosing personal or professional information about the person or entity, often seeking to generate a social reaction or collective punishment. This research aimed to construct and validate a scale to measure the fear of funa in social networks. Method: The present study had four phases, with a total sample of n=901: (1) construction, validation, and adjustment of the items by experts (n=10), (2) pilot application n=50, (3) application for exploratory factor analysis (EFA) n=319 and (4) application for confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) n=522. Results: The EFA revealed two underlying factors in the scale, "Anxiety about funas in social networks" and "Fear of the consequences of funas in social networks". The confirmatory factor analysis showed a good psychometric fit of the model. The CFA showed a good psychometric fit: χ² (19) = 78.999, p < .001; RMR = 0.051; GFI = 0.961; RMSEA = 0.078; NFI = 0.967; RFI = 0.952; IFI = 0.975; TLI = 0.963; CFI = 0.975; PRATIO = 0.679; PNFI = 0.656; PCFI = 0.662. Conclusions: This research aimed to construct and validate a scale to measure the fear of funa in social networks. The constructed FFSN is valid and showed a good psychometric fit.

 

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Martínez-Líbano J, Yeomans-Cabrera M-M. Scale of Fear of Funa in Social Networks (FFSN): Construction and psychometric properties. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2024 May 8 [cited 2024 May 28];4:1006. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/1006

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