Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of the Magical Ideation Scale (MIS) in University Students


Department of Psychology University of Isfahan


 This study was carried out in order to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of the Magical Ideation Scale (MIS) for 327 (171 females, 156 males) undergraduate students at the University of Isfahan. All students were asked to complete the Persian version of the MIS. The factorial or construct validity of the MIS by exploratory principal components analysis (PCA) with anoblimin rotation resulted in 3 factors which corresponded to 80.76% of the total variance and named 1) hallucination-like experiences and delusion-like beliefs, 2) telepathy and 3) paranormal beliefs. The reliability coefficients (Cronbach alpha and test-retest reliability) were found to be satisfactory for the factors and the total scale. Based on these results, it was concluded that the MIS possesses good validity and reliability in the Iranian population.