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Testing and Extending Schwartz Refined Value Theory Using a Best-Worst Scaling Approach.

Assessment 2019 Mar 21;26(2):166-180. Epub 2016 Dec 21.

5 University of South Australia, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The theory of human values discriminated 10 basic values arrayed in a quasicircular structure. Analyses with several instruments in numerous samples supported this structure. The refined theory of human values discriminates 19 values in the same circle. Read More

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The Japanese Version of the Adolescent Time Inventory-Time Attitudes (ATI-TA) Scale: Internal Consistency, Structural Validity, and Convergent Validity.

Assessment 2019 Mar 20;26(2):181-192. Epub 2016 Dec 20.

4 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, USA.

In this study, we translated the Adolescent Time Inventory-Time Attitudes (ATI-TA) scale into Japanese and examined the internal consistency and structural and convergent validity of ATI-TA scores in a sample of 383 Japanese high school students aged 15 to 18 years. The ATI-TA consists of six subscales assessing two valences (positive and negative) for each of three time periods (past, present, and future). Internal consistency estimates for scores on the ATI-TA were over . Read More

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Incoming Editorial.

Authors:
Douglas B Samuel

Assessment 2019 Mar;26(2):147-150

1 Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.

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The Integration of EMA and Single-Occasion Multimethod Assessment Data for a Complex Psychiatric Patient.

Assessment 2019 Jan 24:1073191118825313. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

1 Austen Riggs Center, Stockbridge, MA, USA.

The utilization of multimethod assessment approaches can provide comprehensive information regarding daily interpersonal and personality functioning, increasing opportunities to guide treatment planning in a more personalized, evidence-based manner. The routine implementation of multimethod assessment within clinical settings, however, remains rare, and there are few studies that have reviewed the clinical utility of multimethod assessment. Our goal in this study was to analyze multimethod data collected from a single research subject enrolled in residential treatment in order to illustrate the process of integrating data across both single-occasion (e. Read More

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January 2019

The Development and Validation of an Online Spatial Network Measure.

Authors:
Bao Sheng Loe

Assessment 2019 Jan 23:1073191118824662. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

1 University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Planning is an essential cognitive process of executive functions and is considered as one of the most important brain functions. Planning has been extensively studied in the field of neuropsychology, but there is a lack of computerized assessment tools of planning ability that are easily accessible to researchers and clinicians. The present study aims to validate a newly developed online spatial network test that is designed for both clinical and nonclinical populations. Read More

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January 2019

The Personality Assessment Inventory Alcohol Scale in Veterans With PTSD: Convergent and Discriminant Relations With the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test.

Assessment 2019 Jan 23:1073191118824661. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

1 Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT), Durham Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Durham, NC, USA.

In this study, we examined the validity of the Personality Assessment Inventory Alcohol (ALC) scale in 736 male veterans presenting for formal evaluation of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The ALC scale exhibited convergence with other measures of alcohol problems, and this convergence was similar for veterans with and without formal PTSD diagnosis. When predicting alcohol consumption via the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), the ALC scale also displayed substantial incremental validity over the effects of demographics and MMPI-2 MacAndrew Alcohol Scale. Read More

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January 2019
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Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20: Examining 18 Competing Factor Structure Solutions in a U.S. Sample and a Philippines Sample.

Assessment 2019 Jan 21:1073191118824030. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

4 University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA.

The Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 is arguably the most utilized measure of alexithymia. Although a three-factor solution has been found by numerous studies, these findings are not universal. This article examined and compared 18 competing factor structures for the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20, which included between one and four correlated latent factor structures, common methods models that accounts for negatively worded items, and bifactor models. Read More

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January 2019
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Validation of the Attention, Memory, and Frontal Abilities Screening Test (AMFAST).

Assessment 2019 Jan 9:1073191118822734. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

2 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, USA.

The aim of this study is to validate the Attention, Memory, and Frontal Abilities Screening Test (AMFAST), a novel, 10-minute, paper-and-pencil measure developed to identify attention, processing speed, memory, and executive functioning deficits in children and adults with various conditions characterized by frontal-subcortical dysfunction. We administered the AMFAST to 186 English-speaking healthy control participants (aged 8-88 years) without reported cognitive impairment. The AMFAST was also administered to a mixed clinical sample that included 114 English-speaking individuals (aged 8-84 years) who also received comprehensive neuropsychological testing. Read More

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January 2019
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The "Quantifying Construct Validity" Procedure: Its Role, Value, Interpretations, and Computation.

Assessment 2019 Jan 7:1073191118820638. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

1 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

The current article enhances the test validation process by addressing important issues with the quantifying construct validity (QCV) procedure. The QCV procedure is intended to help researchers systematically and objectively evaluate the degree to which a pattern of convergent and discriminant validity correlations correspond to a priori hypotheses. Although the QCV procedure holds promise as a psychometric tool and has enjoyed some use, at least three factors have likely limited the frequency and accuracy of its use-questions regarding its role and utility in test validation, a lack of clarity about its key concepts, and a lack of integration with widely available statistical software. Read More

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January 2019
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Applying Item Response Theory Analysis to the Montreal Cognitive Assessment in a Low-Education Older Population.

Assessment 2019 Jan 4:1073191118821733. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

1 The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.

The traditional application of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment uses total scores in defining cognitive impairment levels, without considering variations in item properties across populations. Item response theory (IRT) analysis provides a potential solution to minimize the effect of important confounding factors such as education. This research applies IRT to investigate the characteristics of Montreal Cognitive Assessment items in a randomly selected, culturally homogeneous sample of 1,873 older persons with diverse educational backgrounds. Read More

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January 2019
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Reexamining the Psychometric Properties of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale.

Assessment 2019 Jan 2:1073191118820135. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

1 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA.

The Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS), a widely used self-report questionnaire, assesses four personality traits which predict risk for substance use (i.e., anxiety sensitivity, hopelessness, impulsivity, and sensation seeking). Read More

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January 2019
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Testing Measurement Invariance of the Moral Foundations Questionnaire Across 27 Countries.

Assessment 2018 Dec 31:1073191118817916. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

1 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA.

It has become clear that there are multiple "moralities": diverse bases that guide people's judgments of right and wrong. The widely known Moral Foundations Theory stipulates that there are at least five such moralities, measurable via questionnaire, and tends to assume that these distinct foundations are rooted deep in humanity's evolutionary past. Were this true, we should find that the structure of five foundations is cross-culturally generalizable. Read More

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December 2018
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Assessment of Different Dimensions of Shame Proneness: Validation of the SHAME.

Assessment 2018 Dec 25:1073191118820130. Epub 2018 Dec 25.

3 University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany.

A large body of research revealed that shame is associated with adaptive and maladaptive correlates. The aim of this work was to validate a new dimensional instrument (SHAME), which was developed to disentangle adaptive and maladaptive dimensions of shame proneness. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the three-factorial structure (bodily, cognitive, and existential shame) in American ( n = 502) and German ( n = 496) community samples, using invariance testing. Read More

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December 2018
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Subjective Executive Function Weaknesses Are Linked to Elevated Internalizing Symptoms Among Community Adolescents.

Assessment 2018 Dec 22:1073191118820133. Epub 2018 Dec 22.

2 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.

Adolescence is a period of high risk for the emergence of problems with anxiety and depression. Theory and research suggest that executive function deficits accompany internalizing and externalizing problems, although more evidence is required to understand these relationships. This study employed a commonly used rating scale of executive function, the Brief Rating Inventory of Executive Function, and examined relationships with self- and parent-reported internalizing and externalizing problems among a community sample of 299 adolescents. Read More

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December 2018
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The Context Sensitivity Index (CSI): Measuring the Ability to Identify the Presence and Absence of Stressor Context Cues.

Assessment 2018 Dec 21:1073191118820131. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

4 The Education University of Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR.

The ability to accurately perceive cues to contextual demands across different situations has been identified as a crucial component of successful self-regulation. However, previous attempts to measure context sensitivity have suffered from serious methodological limitations, most notably the possibility that respondents may not possess sufficient knowledge of their own abilities, the confounding of perception of context with response to context, the use of only one or two contextual variations, and the failure to consider the abilities to both accurately detect contextual cues and accurately determine cue absence. This article reports a new, easy-to-administer scenario-based questionnaire measure, the Context Sensitivity Index (CSI), that addressed each of these limitations. Read More

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December 2018
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Psychometric Properties of the Merrill-Palmer-Revised Scales of Development in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Assessment 2018 Dec 20:1073191118818754. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

3 McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

Psychometrically sound tests of intellectual ability are indispensable for research and assessment of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet few tests have been validated for use with this population. The Merrill-Palmer-Revised Scales of Development (M-P-R) is a standardized test of intellectual ability that was validated for use with typically developing preschoolers. The current study's aim was to investigate the criterion validity of the M-P-R for assessing cognitive skills in preschoolers with ASD ( N = 180). Read More

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December 2018
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Recent Stressful Life Events (SLE) and Adolescent Mental Health: Initial Validation of the LEIA, a New Checklist for SLE Assessment According to Their Severity, Interpersonal, and Dependent Nature.

Assessment 2018 Dec 12:1073191118817648. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

2 Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Madrid, Spain.

The main aim of the present study was to develop and validate a checklist for adolescents, the Life Events Inventory for Adolescents (LEIA), for screening stressful life events (SLEs) of different nature (major-minor, dependent-independent, and personal-interpersonal). The LEIA was administered together with another SLE checklist (Escala de Acontecimientos Vitales [Life Events Scale], EAV), and with measures of life satisfaction and externalizing and internalizing symptoms. The results showed that the kappa and the percentage agreement reliability indices were adequate. Read More

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December 2018
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Cognitive and Emotional Components of Rejection Sensitivity: Independent Contributions to Adolescent Self- and Interpersonal Functioning.

Assessment 2018 Dec 12:1073191118817866. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

4 LUMSA University, Rome, Italy.

In this article, we focus on rejection sensitivity (RS) in adolescents. Although the RS model distinguishes clearly between the emotional (i.e. Read More

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December 2018
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Short Versus Long Scales in Clinical Assessment: Exploring the Trade-Off Between Resources Saved and Psychometric Quality Lost Using Two Measures of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms.

Assessment 2018 Dec 3:1073191118810057. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

2 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Short measures of psychological constructs are routinely used to save assessment time and cost. The downside is a trade-off between resource savings and psychometric quality. When evaluating tests, a pragmatic strategy is frequently applied that neglects the assessment objective, which may result in unfair rejection or unmindfully acceptance of short scales. Read More

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December 2018
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Measurement Invariance of the WHODAS 2.0 Across Youth With and Without Physical or Mental Conditions.

Assessment 2018 Dec 3:1073191118816435. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

1 University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Initial evidence suggests that the WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHODAS 2.0) is valid and reliable in general youth populations; however, its psychometric properties in specific subgroups are less established. The primary objective was to test for measurement invariance of the 12-item WHODAS 2. Read More

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December 2018
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Construct Validity of the WISC-V in Clinical Cases: Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses of the 10 Primary Subtests.

Assessment 2018 Dec 5:1073191118811609. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

5 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Independent exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) research with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) standardization sample has failed to provide support for the five group factors proposed by the publisher, but there have been no independent examinations of the WISC-V structure among clinical samples. The present study examined the latent structure of the 10 WISC-V primary subtests with a large ( N = 2,512), bifurcated clinical sample (EFA, n = 1,256; CFA, n = 1,256). EFA did not support five factors as there were no salient subtest factor pattern coefficients on the fifth extracted factor. Read More

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December 2018
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French Adaptation and Validation of the Expanded Version of the Three-Factor Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale.

Assessment 2018 Nov 15:1073191118811607. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

2 CERVO Brain Research Centre, Quebec City, Canada.

The goal of this study ( N = 432 participants from a community sample) is to report on the psychometric properties of a French adaptation of the Expanded Version of the Three-Factor Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy Scale (E-LSRP), which was developed to alleviate some shortcomings of the original LSRP. A three correlated factor exploratory structural equation modeling model showed the best fits and attained satisfactory indices. There were significant, conceptually meaningful associations with measures of Dark Triad traits, pathological narcissism, empathy, impulsivity, substance misuse, and social desirability. Read More

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November 2018
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Understanding School Truancy: Risk-Need Latent Profiles of Adolescents.

Assessment 2018 Dec 5;25(8):978-987. Epub 2016 Oct 5.

2 Washington State Center for Court Research, Olympia, WA, USA.

Washington state requires school districts to file court petitions on students with excessive unexcused absences resulting in thousands of youth becoming involved in the court system. Once in the system, decisions are made about the level of risk each youth has for maladaptive behaviors. The Washington Assessment of the Risks and Needs of Students was created to assist youth service providers, courts, and schools to identify an adolescent's needs for social, emotional, or educational intervention. Read More

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December 2018
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A Brief Stress Diagnostic Tool: The Short Stress Overload Scale.

Authors:
James H Amirkhan

Assessment 2018 Dec 6;25(8):1001-1013. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

1 California State University Long Beach, CA, USA.

The Stress Overload Scale (SOS) has demonstrated validity in predicting pathological stress reactions; however, at 30 items, it is lengthy for some clinical applications. Here, two studies tested a 10-item SOS-Short (SOS-S). First, the SOS-S was compared with the SOS in a longitudinal community study ( n = 391), using indices of pathology as criterion measures. Read More

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December 2018
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Initial Validation of the Parent-Report Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale (CAPES) in a Chinese Cultural Context.

Assessment 2018 Dec 20;25(8):1056-1073. Epub 2016 Dec 20.

1 University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This study aimed to validate a parent-report measure of child adjustment and parenting efficacy (Child Adjustment and Parent Efficacy Scale [CAPES]) in a Chinese cultural context. Six hundred and fifty Chinese parents in China participated in the study and completed a set of questionnaires including the CAPES, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), the Parenting Sense of Competence Scale (PSOC), and the Parenting and Family Adjustment Scales (PAFAS). The factorial, convergent, and concurrent validity as well as internal consistency were evaluated. Read More

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December 2018
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Interpersonal Self-Efficacy, Goals, and Problems of Persistently Depressed Outpatients: Prototypical Circumplex Profiles and Distinctive Subgroups.

Assessment 2018 Dec 6;25(8):988-1000. Epub 2016 Oct 6.

2 Douglas Mental Health University Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Severely and persistently depressed outpatients ( n = 138) completed interpersonal circumplex measures of self-efficacy, problems, and values/goals. Compared with normative samples, patients showed deficits in agency: They reported less self-efficacy, especially for being assertive, tough, and influential; stronger goals, especially to avoid conflict or humiliation; and more problems, especially with being too timid, inhibited, and accommodating. Circular and structural summary indices suggested greater variability among patients in goal profiles than in efficacy or problem profiles; nonetheless, latent profile analyses identified coherent subgroups of patients with distinct patterns of efficacy (e. Read More

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December 2018
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Correlated Trait-Correlated Method Minus One Analysis of the Convergent and Discriminant Validity of the Conners 3 Short Forms.

Assessment 2018 Oct 8:1073191118803714. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

1 Cairnmillar Institute, Hawthorn East, Victoria, Australia.

This study used the correlated trait-correlated method minus one model to examine the convergent and discriminant validity of the scales of the Conners 3 Short [C 3 (S)]. The C 3 (S) scales in the analysis were inattention (IN), hyperactivity/impulsivity (HY), learning problems (LP; learning problems/executive functioning from the teacher version), aggression (AG), and peer relations (PR, only for parent and teacher versions). A total of 529 adolescents and children (75% males, mean age = 11. Read More

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October 2018
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A Reformulated Architecture of Cognitive Risks for Psychopathology: Common and Specific Dimensions and Links to Internalizing Outcomes in Adolescence.

Assessment 2018 Oct 8:1073191118804878. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

1 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA.

Multiple cognitive risk products (dysfunctional attitudes [DA], negative inferential style [NIS], self-criticism, dependency, rumination) predict internalizing disorders; however, an optimal structure to assess these risks is unknown. We evaluated the fit, construct validity, and utility of a bifactor, single, and correlated factor model in a community sample of 382 adolescents (age 11-15 years; 59% female). The bifactor, hierarchical single, and correlated factor models all fit well. Read More

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October 2018
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Psychometric Properties of the Dutch Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in Adolescent Community and Clinical Populations.

Assessment 2018 Oct 8:1073191118804082. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

1 University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands.

This study assessed the factor structures of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) adolescent and parent versions and their measurement invariance across settings in clinical ( n = 4,053) and community ( n = 962) samples of Dutch adolescents aged 12 to 17 years. Per SDQ version, confirmatory factor analyses were performed to assess its factor structure in clinical and community settings and to test for measurement invariance across these settings. The results suggest measurement invariance of the presumed five-factor structure for the parent version and a six-factor structure for the adolescent version. Read More

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October 2018
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Convergent, Discriminant, and Concurrent Validity of Nonmemory-Based Performance Validity Tests.

Assessment 2018 Oct 6:1073191118804874. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

1 South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio, TX, USA.

To supplement memory-based Performance Validity Tests (PVTs) in identifying noncredible performance, we examined the validity of the two most commonly used nonmemory-based PVTs-Dot Counting Test (DCT) and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth edition (WAIS-IV) Reliable Digit Span (RDS)-as well as two alternative WAIS-IV Digit Span (DS) subtest PVTs. Examinees completed DCT, WAIS-IV DS, and the following criterion PVTs: Test of Memory Malingering, Word Memory Test, and Word Choice Test. Validity groups were determined by passing 3 (valid; n = 69) or failing ⩾2 (noncredible; n = 30) criterion PVTs. Read More

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October 2018
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Giving G a Meaning: An Application of the Bifactor-(S-1) Approach to Realize a More Symptom-Oriented Modeling of the Beck Depression Inventory-II.

Assessment 2018 Oct 6:1073191118803738. Epub 2018 Oct 6.

1 Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

The Beck Depression Inventory-II is one of the most frequently used scales to assess depressive burden. Despite many psychometric evaluations, its factor structure is still a topic of debate. An increasing number of articles using fully symmetrical bifactor models have been published recently. Read More

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October 2018
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Measurement Equivalence and Convergent Validity of a Mental Health Rating Scale.

Assessment 2018 Oct 5:1073191118803159. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

4 Uni Research Health, Bergen, Norway.

Emotional and behavioral problems among children and adolescents may be studied using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, containing five subscales, based on ratings by parents, teachers, or adolescents themselves. We investigate two measurement issues using data from a longitudinal sample of 8,806 participants aged 7 to 9 years and 11 to 13 years from the Bergen Child Study in Bergen, Norway. First, convergent validity of parent and teacher ratings is studied using a multitrait-multimethod approach. Read More

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October 2018
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Exploratory Factor Analysis of Observational Parent-Child Interaction Data.

Assessment 2018 Sep 15:1073191118796557. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

1 University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

The majority of studies using observational coding systems for family interaction data derive scales describing family members' behaviors based on rational/theoretical approaches. This study explored an empirical approach to identifying the component structure of parent-child observational data that incorporated the affective context of the interaction. Dyads of 155 typically developing 8-year-olds and their mothers completed questionnaires and two interaction tasks, one each designed to illicit positive and negative interactions. Read More

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September 2018
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Properties of the Continuous Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics Across Sex, Level of Familiarity, and Interpersonal Conflict.

Assessment 2018 Sep 15:1073191118798916. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

10 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA.

The Continuous Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics (CAID) is a method in which trained observers continuously code the dominance and warmth of individuals who interact with one another in dyads. This method has significant promise for assessing dynamic interpersonal processes. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of individual sex, dyadic familiarity, and situational conflict on patterns of interpersonal warmth, dominance, and complementarity as assessed via CAID. Read More

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September 2018
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Measuring Psychological Inflexibility in Children and Adolescents: Evaluating the Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth.

Assessment 2018 Sep 9:1073191118796558. Epub 2018 Sep 9.

2 Institute of Psychology, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.

The Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (AFQ-Y8) was developed to measure psychological inflexibility. Although the questionnaire is a well-known tool in clinical practice, its psychometric properties have not been widely investigated in the target population of children and adolescents. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factor structure and validity of the AFQ-Y8 ( N = 1,572, mean age 15. Read More

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September 2018
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Making the Most of Your Research Budget: Efficiency of a Three-Method Measurement Design With Planned Missing Data.

Assessment 2018 Sep 9:1073191118798050. Epub 2018 Sep 9.

1 Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Planned missing data (PMD) designs are an elegant way to incorporate expensive gold standard methods (e.g., biomarker) and cheaper but systematically biased methods (e. Read More

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September 2018
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A Coordinated Analysis of Variance in Affect in Daily Life.

Assessment 2018 Sep 9:1073191118799460. Epub 2018 Sep 9.

2 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA.

Despite widespread interest in variance in affect, basic questions remain pertaining to the relative proportions of between-person and within-person variance, the contribution of days and moments, and the reliability of these estimates. We addressed these questions by decomposing negative affect and positive affect variance across three levels (person, day, moment), and calculating reliability using a coordinated analysis of seven daily diary, ecological momentary assessment (EMA), and diary-EMA hybrid studies (across studies age = 18-84 years, total N = 2,103, total N = 45,065). Across studies, within-person variance was sizeable (negative affect: 45% to 66%, positive affect: 25% to 74%); in EMA more within-person variance was attributable to momentary rather than daily level. Read More

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September 2018
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Development and Validation of the Positive Parenting Schema Inventory (PPSI) to Complement the Young Parenting Inventory (YPI) for Schema Therapy (ST).

Assessment 2018 Sep 7:1073191118798464. Epub 2018 Sep 7.

2 Schema Therapy Institute Midwest, Kalamazoo, MI, USA.

The factor structure of an initial item pool of 207 positive parenting items was investigated (Manila; n = 520, 538) to develop the Positive Parenting Schema Inventory. Single group and multigroup confirmatory factor analyses of the Positive Parenting Schema Inventory showed invariance of the factor structure in six out of the seven levels on two other independent samples (Eastern, Indonesia; n = 366, 383; Western, the United States; n = 204, 214). Good values for reliability were obtained for its seven subscales (50 items) using coefficient omegas (. Read More

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September 2018
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Development and Examination of the Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder Assessment Interview.

Assessment 2018 Sep 2:1073191118797422. Epub 2018 Sep 2.

5 Adverse Childhood Experiences Clinical and Research Centre, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ( DSM) categorizes reactive attachment disorder (RAD) and disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED) as two separate disorders, and their criteria are revised. For DSED, the core symptoms focus on abnormal social disinhibition, and symptoms regarding lack of selective attachment have been removed. The core symptoms of RAD are the absence of attachment behaviors and emotional dysregulation. Read More

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September 2018
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Assessing Dynamic Violence Risk in a High-Risk Treated Sample of Violent Offenders.

Assessment 2018 Sep 2:1073191118797440. Epub 2018 Sep 2.

1 University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The present study featured an investigation of the predictive properties of risk and change scores of two violence risk assessment and treatment planning tools-the Violence Risk Scale (VRS) and the Historical, Clinical, Risk-20, Version 2 (HCR-20)-in sample of 178 treated adult male violent offenders who attended a high-intensity violence reduction program. The cases were rated on the VRS and HCR-20 using archival information sources and followed up nearly 10 years postrelease. Associations of HCR-20 and VRS risk and change scores with postprogram institutional and community recidivism were examined. Read More

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September 2018
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Social-Emotional Expertise (SEE) Scale: Development and Initial Validation.

Assessment 2018 Aug 22:1073191118794866. Epub 2018 Aug 22.

1 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA.

Social-emotional expertise (SEE) represents a synthesis of specific cognitive abilities related to social interactions, and emphasizes the timing and synchrony of behaviors that contribute to overall social-emotional ability. As a step toward SEE construct validation, we conducted three experiments to develop a self-report measure that captured key elements of our conceptualization of SEE. In Experiment 1, we generated and tested 76 items for a measure of SEE. Read More

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August 2018
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The Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale-Parent Report: A Psychometric Investigation Examining Adolescents With and Without ADHD.

Assessment 2018 Aug 16:1073191118792307. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

3 Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA.

Emotion dysregulation is associated with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and confers risk for behavior problems and functional impairment; however, there is little guidance on best practices for measurement in adolescents. We developed a parent-report version of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS-P). Evidence of reliability and validity was evaluated in a large community online sample (Study 1: n = 978; M = 13. Read More

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August 2018
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Correspondence of Maximum and Typical Performance Measures of Cognitive Processing.

Assessment 2018 Aug 12:1073191118793531. Epub 2018 Aug 12.

1 University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.

We examined associations among cognitive processing measures that varied on a continuum from maximum to typical performance tasks in the context of an ego depletion study. Our intent was to replicate and extend the findings of Charek, Meyer, and Mihura, which showed that ego depletion had an expected effect on selected scores from the Rorschach inkblot task. We hypothesized that Rorschach variables indicative of cognitive sophistication would correlate with neuropsychological measures of cognitive ability and that Rorschach variables theoretically unassociated with cognitive processing would not correlate with those criterion measures. Read More

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August 2018
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The Very Efficient Assessment of Need for Cognition: Developing a Six-Item Version.

Assessment 2018 Aug 10:1073191118793208. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

1 Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.

The need for cognition refers to people's tendency to engage in and enjoy thinking and has become influential across social and medical sciences. Using three samples from the United States and the United Kingdom ( N = 1,596), we introduce a six-item short version of the Need for Cognition Scale (NCS-18). First, we reduced the number of items from 18 to 6 based on the items' discrimination values, threshold levels, measurement precision (item information curve), item-total correlations, and factor loadings. Read More

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August 2018
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Assessment of In-Person and Cyber Aggression and Victimization, Substance Use, and Delinquent Behavior During Early Adolescence.

Assessment 2018 Aug 3:1073191118792089. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

3 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, USA.

This study evaluated the Problem Behavior Frequency Scale-Adolescent Report (PBFS-AR), a measure designed to assess adolescents' frequency of victimization, aggression, substance use, and delinquent behavior. Participants were 1,263 students (50% female; 78% African American, 18% Latino) from three urban middle schools in the United States. Confirmatory factor analyses of competing models of the structure of the PBFS-AR supported a model that differentiated among three forms of aggression (in-person physical, in-person relational, and cyber), two forms of victimization (in-person and cyber), substance use, and delinquent behavior. Read More

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August 2018
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Identifying At-Risk College Student Drinkers With the AUDIT-US: A Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve Analysis.

Assessment 2018 Aug 1:1073191118792091. Epub 2018 Aug 1.

1 The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA.

The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) is the gold standard screening measure. Recently, there has been increasing call to update the measure to reflect harmful drinking standards in the United States. The purpose of this study was to use receiver operating characteristic curve analysis to evaluate the AUDIT and the United States version (AUDIT-US). Read More

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August 2018
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Latent Factor Structure and Construct Validity of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire-Short Form Among Two PTSD Samples.

Assessment 2018 Jul 25:1073191118791301. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

1 National Center for PTSD, Boston, MA.

The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire-Short form (CERQ-Short; Garnefski & Kraaij, 2006) was developed to assess nine theoretically derived factors of emotion regulation. However, the psychometric properties of this measure have never been studied in a clinical sample. The present study examined the latent factor structure and construct validity of the CERQ-Short in two samples presenting for posttraumatic stress disorder treatment ( N = 480). Read More

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July 2018
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Clinical Utility of the Inventory of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms (IDAS).

Assessment 2018 Jul 25:1073191118790036. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

8 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA.

Depressive and anxiety disorders are severe and disabling conditions that result in substantial cost and global societal burden. Accurate and efficient identification is thus vital to proper diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. The Inventory of Depression and Anxiety Symptoms (IDAS) is a reliable and well-validated measure that provides dimensional assessment of both mood and anxiety disorder symptoms. Read More

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July 2018
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Discriminative Validity of the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale for Separating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder From Anxiety Disorders.

Assessment 2018 Jul 25:1073191118791039. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

1 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Objective: We investigated the diagnostic efficiency and clinical utility of the Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DOCS) and subscales for distinguishing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) from anxiety disorders (ADs).

Method: A total of 369 participants (167 male, M = 29.61 years) diagnosed with DSM-IV OCD or AD, recruited from specialty clinics across the United States, completed clinical interviews and self-report questionnaires, including the DOCS. Read More

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July 2018
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