Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Student of Educational Psychology, Literature and Humanistic Sciences Faculty, Lorestan University، Khoram Abad, Iran.

2 Associate Professor of Psychology Department, Literature and Humanistic Sciences Faculty, Lorestan University، Khoram Abad, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor of Psychology Department, Literature and Humanistic Sciences Faculty, Lorestan University، Khoram Abad, Iran.


The detrimental effects of peer rejection during childhood have made research in this area a necessity. The main step in each research is to have a valid and reliable questionnaire for the culture of that society. The main purpose of the present study is to examine the psychometric properties (determination of factor structure, validity, and validity) of the rejection scale of Wiesel, Sarid & Sternberg (2013). The research design is correlation. The statistical population is taken from 6th-grade elementary school students of Kermanshah. The total number of the participants is 311 students which were selected by the random cluster sampling method. Exploratory factor analysis extracts 4 components which were confirmed by first-order confirmatory factor analysis. Second order confirmatory factor analysis showed that these four components can be categorized into one concept. In sum, our peer rejection scale after a little modification showed suitable reliability and validity and can be used among Iranian students.


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