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Ciencias Psicológicas

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DASET, Lilian R. et al. DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF ADOLESCENT SELF-REPORT: ADA. Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.9, n.1, pp.85-104. ISSN 1688-4221.

The Adolescents Self Report  (ADA) assess psychopathological structures and resilient-prosocial aspects, integrating a protocol with a sociodemographic survey, Habits and Addictive Behaviors, Internet and video games use and health variables. Was administered to adolescents (N = 362; 12-18 years old, both sexes) by non-probability sampling in 6 private secondary education institutions of Montevideo. It was analyzed by AFE (MPlus) for categorical indicators and oblique rotation, resulting in a structure of six factors narrowband syndromes: depression-anxiety; Conduct with addictive behavior; Deregulation Disruptive Mood and Dissocial Behavior; Social Anxiety; Resilience-Prosociality and obsession-compulsion. Broadband Syndromes are: one made up of psychopathological syndromes and other Resilience-Prosociality. The validity and reliability studies indicate goodness of fit indices and appropriate standardized coefficients in the six dimensions and adequate reliability. The conclusion of this exploratory and preliminary study shows that the Adolescent Self report (ADA) provides a reliable and valid for assessing the phenomena described in this population. A large-epidemiological scale study is launched in order to assist in the detection of emerging psychopathological symptoms in adolescents and to identify protective factors

Keywords : instrumental study; psycological assessment; adolescents; psychopatology; empirical syndromes.

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