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How I feel about things: Psychometric data from a sample of Spanish-speaking children
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, ISSN 1697-2600, Vol. 12, no 3, 419-433 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigated the psychometric properties of How I Feel about Things, a questionnaire that assesses perceived quality of life and life satisfaction, in a sample of 729 school children. Participants were a non-clinical sample of 8-14 year old children studying second to eighth grade at three different schools in three socio-economic areas in the Metropolitan area of Santiago de Chile. The internal consistency of the questionnaire was acceptable and its convergent validity was supported with a significant positive correlation with a self-report measure of self-esteem. The questionnaire's discriminant validity was also supported with significant negative correlations with well-known self-report measures that assess depressive symptomatology, general and social anxiety, and general fearfulness. The findings of this study provide initial support for the psychometric properties of How I Feel about Things with non-clinical children, although this questionnaire was originally adapted to assess quality of life in children receiving treatment for different anxiety disorders.

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2012. Vol. 12, no 3, 419-433 p.
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Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life, Psychometric data, School children, Instrumental study
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81243ISI: 000307987900004OAI: diva2:560709


Available from: 2012-10-15 Created: 2012-10-15 Last updated: 2012-10-15Bibliographically approved

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