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Fatalism scale

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I need a scale on fatalism it can either be in English or in Urdu.

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Fatalism Scale

Dimension Item
Predetermination 1. If someone is meant to get a serious disease, it doesn’t matter what kinds of
 food they eat, they will get that disease anyway.
2. If someone is meant to get a serious disease, they will get it no matter what
 they do.
3. If someone gets a serious disease, that’s the way they were meant to die.
4. If someone is meant to have a serious disease, they will get that disease.
5. If someone has a serious disease and gets treatment for it, they will probably
 still die from it.
6. If someone was meant to have a serious disease, it doesn’t matter what
 doctors and nurses tell them to do, they will get the disease anyway.
7. How long I live is predetermined.
8. I will die when I am fated to die.
9. My health is determined by fate.
10. My health is determined by something greater than myself.

Luck 11. I will get diseases if I am unlucky.
12. My health is a matter of luck.
13. How long I live is a matter of luck.
14. I will stay healthy if I am lucky.

Pessimism 15. Everything that can go wrong for me does.
16. I will have a lot of pain from illness.
17. I will suffer a lot from bad health.
18. I often feel helpless in dealing with the problems of life.
19. Sometimes I feel that I’m being pushed around in life.
20. There is really no way I can solve some of the problems I have.

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Psychometric Properties of the Fatalism Scale

According to Hunter and Gerbing (1982), the assessment of measurement instruments should be based on content validity, internal consistency, and external consistency. With items adapted from existing scales and new items added, we believe the new fatalism scale not only exhibits good semantic correspondence with the fatalism construct but also constitutes a reasonable sampling of that conceptual domain.

The primary method for examining relationships among the items has been factor analysis. Confirmatory factor analyses led us to the conclusion that a second order single-factor model provides a good fit for the 20 fatalism items. This conclusion was based on a number of criteria. First, the correlations among the first-order factors were all positive and substantial, ranging from .44 to .53. Second, such absolute fit indices as RMSEA, GFI, and CFI for the three-factor first-order model and the second-order model were almost identical to each other. Third, the BIC difference was larger than 10 and in favor of the second-order model. Fourth, the reliability of the second-order factor was better than that of any of the first-order factors. Finally, the three first-order factors exhibited reasonable consistency in their relationships with external variables. This parallelism was notable with respect to the variables that are potential causes and consequences of fatalistic beliefs—genetic determinism, perceived benefits of lifestyle change, and intention to engage in healthy behaviors.

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Here I attach the article "The Psychometric Property and Validation of a Fatalism Scale"

which includes scale and complete info.