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On the Validity of Forced Choice Scores Derived From the Thurstonian Item Response Theory Model.

Assessment 2019 Apr 21:1073191119843585. Epub 2019 Apr 21.

3 Research and Assessment Design (RAD): Science Solution, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Forced choice (FC) measures may be a desirable alternative to single stimulus (SS) Likert items, which are easier to fake and can have associated response biases. However, classical methods of scoring FC measures lead to ipsative data, which have a number of psychometric problems. A Thurstonian item response theory (TIRT) model has been introduced as a way to overcome these issues, but few empirical validity studies have been conducted to ensure its effectiveness. Read More

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Factor-Analytic Evidence for the Complexity of the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS).

Assessment 2019 Apr 16:1073191119843584. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

1 New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA.

This study examined the complexity of the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System both in terms of the overall number of factors needed to model the entire battery and the complexity of the number of factors needed to model individual tests. The correlations between tests from the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System standardization sample were modeled with varying numbers of factors. Simulations of test scores were also done that varied the number of factors used to generate the data and considered criteria for factor retention based on eigenvalues, fit indices, and generalization to new data. Read More

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The Validity of the SNAP-IV in Children Displaying ADHD Symptoms.

Assessment 2019 Apr 16:1073191119842255. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

1 Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

The Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham Rating Scale (SNAP-IV) is a widely used scale that measures the core symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, there are contradictory findings regarding factor structure. Factor structure and measurement equivalence/invariance analysis on parent and teacher SNAP-IV for children referred for an ADHD assessment ( N = 250; 6-17 years), revealed a two-factor structure provided the best fit. Read More

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April 2019
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Psychometric Properties and Measurement Invariance Across Gender and Age-Group of the Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire-Children (PTQ-C) in Colombia.

Assessment 2019 Apr 16:1073191119843580. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

4 Politécnico Grancolombiano Institución Universitaria, Bogota, Colombia.

Recent research has found that repetitive negative thinking (RNT) is an important transdiagnostic process both in adult and child psychopathology. This finding has led some authors to design content-independent measures of RNT that can be administered across disorders. One of these instruments is the Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire (PTQ) and its version for children (PTQ-C). Read More

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Quantifying Dispositional Fear as Threat Sensitivity: Development and Initial Validation of a Model-Based Scale Measure.

Assessment 2019 Apr 4:1073191119837613. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

2 Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

The Research Domain Criteria initiative aims to reorient the focus of psychopathology research toward biobehavioral constructs that cut across different modalities of measurement, including self-report and neurophysiology. Constructs within the Research Domain Criteria framework are intentionally transdiagnostic, with the construct of "acute threat," for example, broadly relevant to clinical problems and associated traits involving fearfulness and stress reactivity. A potentially valuable referent for research on the construct of acute threat is a structural model of fear/fearlessness questionnaires known to predict variations in physiological threat reactivity as indexed by startle potentiation. Read More

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April 2019
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Development of a Novel Method of Emotion Differentiation That Uses Open-Ended Descriptions of Momentary Affective States.

Assessment 2019 Apr 4:1073191119839138. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1 University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany.

Emotion differentiation (ED) has been conceptualized as a trait that facilitates emotion regulation and increases well-being. Yet basic questions remain unanswered about how best to assess it and whether favorable outcomes can be observed only during times of stress. The goal of the present research was to develop a novel behavioral (specificity) index of ED. Read More

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April 2019
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Structure of ADHD/ODD Symptoms in Spanish Preschool Children: Dangers of Confirmatory Factor Analysis for Evaluation of Rating Scales.

Assessment 2019 Apr 2:1073191119839140. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

3 Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.

Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) is often used to evaluate attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) symptom ratings by parents and teachers. An ADHD-inattention (IN), ADHD-hyperactivity/impulsivity (HI), and ODD three-factor model is usually the best model. Acceptable CFA models, however, can hide symptoms with poor convergent and discriminant validity. Read More

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April 2019
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Multicultural Validation of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire Shortened Form (ZKA-PQ/SF) Across 18 Countries.

Assessment 2019 Mar 17:1073191119831770. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

18 Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

The aim of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire shortened form (ZKA-PQ/SF) in 18 cultures and 13 languages of different African, American, Asian, and European cultures and languages. The results showed that the five-factor structure with 20 facets replicated well across cultures with a total congruence coefficient of .97. Read More

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Using Harter and Likert Response Formats in Middle Childhood: A Comparison of Attachment Measures.

Assessment 2019 Mar 15:1073191119836497. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

1 University of Padova, Padova, Italy.

Self-report questionnaires based on Harter's response format ("Some kids . . . Read More

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March 2019
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Comparing Scores From Full Length, Short Form, and Adaptive Tests of the Social Interaction Anxiety and Social Phobia Scales.

Assessment 2019 Mar 15:1073191119832657. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

1 UNSW Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The current study developed and examined the performance of a computerized adaptive version of the Social Interaction Anxiety and Social Phobia Scales (SIAS/SPS) and compared results with a previously developed static short form (SIAS-6/SPS-6) in terms of measurement precision, concordance with the full forms, and sensitivity to treatment. Among an online sample of Australian adults, there were relatively minor differences in the performance of the adaptive tests and static short forms when compared with the full scales. Moreover, both adaptive and static short forms generated similar effect sizes across treatment in a clinical sample. Read More

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March 2019
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An Analysis of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 Measurement Model Using Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modeling.

Assessment 2019 Mar 15:1073191119834653. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

2 Taylor's University, Subang Jaya, Malaysia.

The researchers examined the factor structure and model specifications of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) with confirmatory tetrad analysis (CTA) using partial least squares-structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) with a sample of adult clients ( N = 298) receiving individual therapy at a university-based counseling research center. Read More

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Selecting Tetradic Short Forms of the Taiwan Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV.

Assessment 2019 Mar 10:1073191119831787. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

2 Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan.

Factor-based Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) tetrads were investigated using the Taiwan WAIS-IV standardization sample of 1,105 normal adults aged between 16 and 90 years. Various psychometric characteristics, time constraints, and qualities of estimation were compared among 90 tetrads using linear equation procedures. Among the tetrads, the Information-Visual Puzzle-Digit Span-Digit Symbol combination had higher performance than the other combinations with respect to overall estimation quality and time saved. Read More

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Assessing Psychopathic Traits Among Children: The First Validation Study of the Child Problematic Traits Inventory in a Clinical Sample.

Assessment 2019 Mar 7:1073191119832654. Epub 2019 Mar 7.

3 Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.

This is the first study that tested the psychometric properties of the Child Problematic Traits Inventory (CPTI) in clinic-referred children (ages 6-13 years). Teachers ( N = 159) and parents ( N = 173) completed the CPTI and various other measures. Confirmatory factor analyses supported the CPTI's three-factor structure when teachers and parents rated the 28 CPTI items. Read More

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March 2019
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Validation of the Intention Attribution Test for Children (IAC).

Assessment 2019 Mar 5:1073191119831781. Epub 2019 Mar 5.

4 Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, LEAD-CNRS, Dijon, France.

The Intention Attribution Test for Children (IAC) was created to assess hostile attribution bias in preschool- and early school-aged children. It comprises 16 cartoon strips presenting situations in which one character (either a child or an adult) causes harm to another, either intentionally, accidentally (nonintentional), or without his or her intention being clear (ambiguous). Its validity was tested on 233 children aged 4 to 12 years. Read More

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March 2019
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The Psychology of Smartphone: The Development of the Smartphone Impact Scale (SIS).

Assessment 2019 Mar 2:1073191119831788. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

1 University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy.

Smartphones are changing lives in a number of ways. However, the psychological literature has primarily focused on smartphone overuse, neglecting the impacts that are not strictly related to problematic use. The present research was aimed to develop a comprehensive self-report scale that accounts for the cognitive, affective, social, and behavioral impacts of smartphones in everyday life-the Smartphone Impact Scale (SIS). Read More

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March 2019
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Determining at What Age Children Provide Sound Self-Reports: An Illustration of the Validity-Index Approach.

Assessment 2019 Mar 2:1073191119832655. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

2 Tilburg University, Tilburg, Netherlands.

In psychological assessment of children, it is pivotal to establish from what age on self-reports can complement or replace informant reports. We introduce a psychometric approach to estimate the minimum age for a child to produce self-report data that is of similar quality as informant data. The approach makes use of statistical validity indicators such as person-fit and long-string indices, and can be readily applied to data commonly collected in psychometric studies of child measures. Read More

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March 2019
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Measurement Invariance of the UPPS-P Impulsive Behavior Scale Across Age and Sex Across the Adult Life Span.

Assessment 2019 Mar 2:1073191119832660. Epub 2019 Mar 2.

2 Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

Impulsive personality is a widely used construct for the prediction of multiple clinical problems; however, research has often disregarded important differences in its conceptualization and measurement across age and sex. The goals of this article are to test the invariance of, to compare mean differences in, and to examine the differential validity of the Urgency (negative), Premeditation (lack of), Perseverance (lack of), Sensation Seeking, with added subscale of Positive Urgency (UPPS-P) Impulsive Behavior Scale across adult age and sex. The data for this study were obtained from 799 participants in the Nathan Kline Institute's Rockland Sample. Read More

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Memory for familiar locations: The impact of age, education and cognitive efficiency on two neuropsychological allocentric tasks.

Assessment 2019 Feb 28:1073191119831780. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

1 University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

This research aims to reconsider and support the use of spatial tasks based on familiar geographical information in the neuropsychological assessment of topographical (dis)orientation. Performance on two spatial tasks based on familiar information -l andmark positioning on a map and map of Italy - were compared in two studies assessing allocentric orientation among young and healthy elderly with different levels of education (Study 1) and elderly with and without probable cognitive impairment (Study 2). Results from Study 1 showed that the map of Italy task was affected by education, while the landmark positioning on a map was not. Read More

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February 2019
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Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ).

Assessment 2019 Feb 28:1073191119832659. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

1 NORCE Norwegian Research Centre, Bergen, Norway.

Psychometric evaluations of the Resilience Scale for Adolescents (READ) have yielded inconsistent support for the original five-factor solution, with different modifications being proposed. The aim of the present article was to investigate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the READ using both confirmatory and exploratory methods, and to evaluate how the scale fits within the theoretical framework of resilience. Data stem from the population-based youth@hordaland-study of 9,596 adolescents from 16 to 19 years of age. Read More

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February 2019

The Emotional Approach Coping Scales in Chinese: Validation, Psychometric Properties, and Measurement Invariance.

Assessment 2019 Feb 28:1073191119832662. Epub 2019 Feb 28.

1 University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA.

American and Chinese literatures on emotion-focused coping show inconsistent associations with distress, attributable to criterion contamination problems with measures. This problem was remedied by the American Emotional Approach Coping (EAC) scales, which are not confounded with distress; however, there is no Chinese counterpart. The EAC is of theoretical interest for exploring cross-cultural models of psychological and physical health since it allows one to measure emotion processing (theoretically lowering distress) without emotion expression (maintaining collectivist group harmony). Read More

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February 2019
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Factor Structure of the Early Adolescent Temperament Questionnaire-Revised.

Assessment 2019 Feb 21:1073191119831789. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

1 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA.

Early adolescence (typically aged 9-15 years) is a period of dramatic developmental change, and individual differences in temperament is likely to be an important predictor of the success with which individuals negotiate this period of life. Moreover, early adolescent temperament cannot be adequately captured by measures designed for other age groups. This study examined the empirical validity of the proposed temperament factors of the Early Adolescent Temperament Questionnaire-Revised (EATQ-R) in a large representative sample of 2,453 early adolescents aged between 10 and 12 years of age, and compared it with models that include cross-loadings between items and first-order factors, as well as first- and second-order factors. Read More

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February 2019

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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March 2019
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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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March 2019
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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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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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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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A Brief Stress Diagnostic Tool: The Short Stress Overload Scale.

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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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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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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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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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