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Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Crisis: The J. of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.58, h-index: 27)
Diagnostica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.373, h-index: 27)
European J. of Psychological Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.755, h-index: 30)
European Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.543, h-index: 22)
Experimental Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.134, h-index: 33)
Forum Psychotherapeutische Praxis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Frühe Bildung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
GeroPsych: The J. of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 9)
J. of Individual Differences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.566, h-index: 14)
J. of Media Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.927, h-index: 7)
J. of Personnel Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.823, h-index: 5)
J. of Psychophysiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Kindheit und Entwicklung     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.799, h-index: 25)
Lernen und Lernstörungen     Hybrid Journal  
Methodology: European J. of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.334, h-index: 13)
Musik- Tanz und Kunsttherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Psychologische Rundschau     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.236, h-index: 13)
Rorschachiana     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.868, h-index: 14)
SUCHT - Zeitschrift für Wissenschaft und Praxis / J. of Addiction Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal  
Zeitschrift für Psychologie / J. of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Arbeits - und Organisationspsychologie A&O     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.164, h-index: 10)
Zeitschrift für Entwicklungspsychologie und Pädagogische Psychologie     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.261, h-index: 13)
Zeitschrift für Gesundheitspsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.2, h-index: 4)
Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie     Hybrid Journal  
Zeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.231, h-index: 19)
Zeitschrift für Neuropsychologie     Hybrid Journal  
Zeitschrift für Pädagogische Psychologie     Full-text available via subscription  
Zeitschrift für Psychiatrie, Psychologie und Psychotherapie     Full-text available via subscription  
Zeitschrift für Psychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Zeitschrift für Sportpsychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.173, h-index: 4)
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  • Development of the Factors Related to Forgiveness Inventory (FRFI)
    • Abstract: This research aimed to develop a brief, multifactorial Factors Related to Forgiveness Inventory (FRFI), assessing social-cognitive factors that facilitate or inhibit forgiveness. In total, 512 participants completed a questionnaire, reporting trait forgivingness, and describing a specific transgression, characteristics of the offence or offender, beliefs about forgiving the offender, overall forgiveness and revenge, avoidance, and benevolence motivations toward the offender. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested seven factors including positive post-transgression offender responses, perceived likelihood of the offender repeating offences, valuing the relationship with the offender, social influences to not forgive, believing forgiveness would be condoning or excusing the offence, intent of the offender, and spiritual beliefs about forgiveness. Construct, criterion, and incremental validity were assessed and supported validity of scores of the seven FRFI subscales for 415 adults. All subscales explained unique variance in overall forgiveness. Furthermore, FRFI subscales accounted for between 21% and 59% of variance in forgiveness-related constructs, after trait forgivingness was accounted for. One-week test-retest reliability suggested scores were temporally stable. The FRFI has potential for use in future research into factors facilitating and inhibiting forgiveness and in therapeutic contexts.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-9

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000211

      Authors
      Linda J. Blatt, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
      Eleanor H. Wertheim, School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:39:22 GMT
       
  • The Hierarchical Structure of Work-Related Maladaptive Personality Traits
    • Abstract: A brief pathological personality measure, the G-50, was designed to study substantive developments from clinical psychology in occupational settings. Responses to item-pools assessing DSM-5 domain traits were collected from 696 working adults in England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland. Exploratory factor analyses supported a structure comprised of Antagonism, Compulsivity, Detachment, Negative Affect, Disinhibition, and Psychoticism. Gender differences were observed following invariance analyses while five-factor indicators projected into latent space defined by pathological indicators revealed each big five construct related to multiple pathological traits. Latent profile analyses revealed a maladaptive class that experienced worse outcomes on a range of job performance and health indicators. Support for a hierarchical structure was observed where domain traits are lower order indicators of internalizing and externalizing factors. Mixed evidence for a generalized psychopathology factor was observed. Because lower-level maladaptive traits are described in the organizational sciences as “Dark,” we describe this generalized psychopathology factor as “Black.”
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-8

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000209

      Authors
      Nigel Guenole, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
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  • The Assessment of Fatigue in Children With Chronic Pain
    • Abstract: The purpose of this study was to review the options that are available for assessing fatigue in children and adolescents with chronic pain problems, analyze the psychometric properties of all the instruments and provide health professionals with key information on which to base decisions about their use. A literature search was conducted using PsycINFO, MEDLINE, CINAHL, ERIC, and Scopus databases and the Cochrane Library between 1934 and January 2013 in order to identify all the studies that have evaluated fatigue in these populations. A total of 936 articles were retrieved, of which 24 were relevant. Of these 10 fatigue-related questionnaires were subject to specific content analysis. Only five of them evaluated fatigue in children with chronic pain, and just two had made a specific analysis of their psychometric characteristics. Most measures have been developed with a multidimensional approach of fatigue in mind. Psychometric information is missing for many questionnaires. On the basis of evidence-based assessment (EBA) criteria none of the questionnaires retrieved can be considered to be well-established measures that can be used in children with chronic pain.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-8

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000208

      Authors
      Elisabet Sánchez-Rodríguez, Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain – ALGOS
      Jordi Miró, Unit for the Study and Treatment of Pain – ALGOS
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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:39:11 GMT
       
  • The Cue Is the Key
    • Abstract: In contrast to former tests, the Magdeburg Test of Social Intelligence measures social understanding with a scenario approach. Each scenario is based on one real target person and includes both social cues and contextual information about this person in different realistic situations. The subjects’ task is to understand the given social cues and to judge the target persons’ cognitions, emotions, and relationships to other people. However, subjects can potentially use only contextual information instead of social cues or base their judgments equally on both. The present study was aimed at examining the relative contribution of social cues and contextual information. In an experiment (N = 126), we manipulated the following conditions: Participants were given (a) only social cues, (b) only contextual information, or (c) both components. Results showed that social cues played a more important role in this social understanding task than the contextual information.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-7

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000204

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      Melanie Baumgarten, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
      Heinz-Martin Süß, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
      Susanne Weis, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:39:06 GMT
       
  • Workplace Goal Orientation
    • Abstract: A measure for workplace goal orientation was developed and validated across three independent samples. In Study 1 (n = 415), scales for workplace learning, performance, and avoidance goal orientation were developed. Study 2 (n = 511) examined the scales’ associations with dispositional goal orientations and employee achievements. Study 3 (n = 292) investigated the scales’ associations with several workplace characteristics, that is, autonomy, challenging work, and Leader-Member Exchange (LMX). The data were analyzed with confirmative factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Overall, the findings indicate that the scales were reliable, measured distinct constructs, were distinct from measures for dispositional goal orientation, contributed to the prediction of self-reported achievement beyond the effect of dispositional goal orientation, and had meaningful relationships with workplace characteristics. As such, the new measure appears a valuable tool for measuring workplace goal orientation that can be used for theoretical and applied purposes.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-7

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000207

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      Karen van Dam, Open University, Heerlen, The Netherlands
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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:39:01 GMT
       
  • Equivalence of Paper and Computer Formats of a Child Self-Report Mental
           Health Measure
    • Abstract: Research examining the equivalence of paper and computer-based adult mental health measures has found mixed results, and this issue has not been explored for child self-report measures. Results from adult studies cannot be generalized to young people, especially taking into consideration research indicating that current generations are more comfortable disclosing sensitive information on computer-based media. This paper investigates the psychometric equivalence of the paper (N = 777) and computer (N = 777) formats of a child and adolescent self-report mental health measure, “Me and My School” (M&MS), completed by school pupils aged 8–14 years. Common practice in equivalence testing has been to use scale-level analysis and factor structure equivalence; the limitation being inability to assess format-based differences at the item-level. We conduct differential item functioning (DIF) analysis to assess whether item-response probability is different based on survey format. Results demonstrate that young people completing the M&MS on paper have lower scale-level overall scores. However, DIF analyses indicate that this difference is not explained by item-level probabilities. The results suggest that survey format equivalence testing of other widely used child and adolescent mental health measures may be necessary before data from different formats are directly compared or combined.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-8

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000206

      Authors
      Praveetha Patalay, Evidence Based Practice Unit, University College, London, and Anna Freud Centre, London, United Kingdom
      Jessica Deighton, Evidence Based Practice Unit, University College, London, and Anna Freud Centre, London, United Kingdom
      Peter Fonagy, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, United Kingdom
      Miranda Wolpert, Evidence Based Practice Unit, University College, London, and Anna Freud Centre, London, United Kingdom
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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:38:56 GMT
       
  • Content Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcome Instruments Used to Measure
           Burnout
    • Abstract: The aim of this article is to compare the content of patient-reported outcome (PRO) burnout measures and to examine the degree of overlap between them and psychosocial difficulties (PSD) experienced by persons with burnout. The most frequently used PRO and qualitative studies were identified in two systematic literature reviews. Psychosocial difficulties identified in both sources were standardized and a qualitative content comparison was performed. Seven PROs and seven qualitative studies were selected. Energy and drive, emotional functions and work were key themes of both sources. Disparities were observed for problems in areas such as sleep, attention or family relationships, which were reported in several qualitative studies, but are seldom addressed in PROs. Several areas important to persons with burnout, such as family relationships, are seldom measured by currently used PROs. From a biopsychosocial perspective, these instruments cannot therefore be considered comprehensive enough to capture the whole experience of burnout and should be improved.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-9

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000210

      Authors
      Carla Sabariego, Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology – IBE, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
      Hasnaa Murid Al-Kudwah, Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology – IBE, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
      Alarcos Cieza, Department of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology – IBE, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:38:50 GMT
       
  • Measurement Invariance of Oppositional Defiant Disorder Dimensions in
           3-Year-Old Preschoolers
    • Abstract: Measurement invariance (metric/scalar) of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) dimensions (negative affect, oppositional behavior, and antagonistic behavior) across sex and informants is tested. Parents and teachers of 622 preschool children from the general population answered a dimensional measure of ODD. ODD dimensions function similarly in boys and girls. Some differences were found by informant, indicating that the equivalence of the ratings of parents and teachers is not complete and that given the same underlying level of the latent trait, some parents’ item scores were higher than those of teachers. Metric invariance was complete but scalar invariance was not attained. The results contribute evidence on the conceptualization of ODD as a source-specific disorder. The simultaneous use of ODD dimensions reported by parents and teachers must be considered in the context of a lack of complete measurement invariance, which implies that comparisons of observed means from parents and teachers are not readily interpretable.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-9

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000205

      Authors
      Lourdes Ezpeleta, Unitat d’Epidemiologia i de Diagnòstic en Psicopatologia del Desenvolupament, Departament de Psicologia Clínica i de la Salut, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
      Eva Penelo, Laboratorio d’ Estadística Aplicada, Departament de Psicobiologia i Metodologia de les Ciències de la Salut, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
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      PubDate: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:38:44 GMT
       
  • Call for Papers
    • Abstract: Call for Papers
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category News and Announcements
      Pages 161-162

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000202

      Authors
      Guest Editors Kevin Petway, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, USA
      Veleka Allen, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, Princeton, NJ, USA
      Richard D. Roberts, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, USA
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      Journal Volume Volume 30
      Journal Issue Volume 30, Number 2 / 2014
      PubDate: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:57:18 GMT
       
  • A Farewell, a Welcome, and an Unusual Exchange
    • Abstract: A Farewell, a Welcome, and an Unusual Exchange
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Editorial
      Pages 81-85

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000203

      Authors
      Matthias Ziegler, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany
      Stéphane Vautier, Université Toulouse – Le Mirail, France
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      Journal Volume Volume 30
      Journal Issue Volume 30, Number 2 / 2014
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  • Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS)
    • Abstract: The Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) is an instrument for assessing cognitive thoughts among suicidal persons. Previous studies have identified different factor structures of the BHS. However, results were not conclusive. The aim of this study was to test the factor structure of the BHS in a sample of Italian individuals (N = 509) from the community, and secondarily to investigate correlations between the BHS, depression (Beck Depression Inventory Second Edition), and personality traits (Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire). Following recommendations of previous investigations, we utilized a 5-point response format. We applied a second-order Confirmatory Factor Analyses and tested for the model invariance. The results suggest that besides a single second-order factor, a second-order three-factor solution is also reasonable, in line with Beck’s theorization.
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      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-7

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000201

      Authors
      Paolo Iliceto, S&P Statistics and Psychometrics Ltd., Rome, Italy
      Emanuele Fino, S&P Statistics and Psychometrics Ltd., Rome, Italy
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      PubDate: Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:07:09 GMT
       
  • Confirmatory Factor Analyses of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation
           Scale (DERS) in a Turkish Adolescent Sample
    • Abstract: The aim of the present study was to explore the psychometric properties of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) among Turkish adolescents. A total of 595 high school students (300 females and 295 males) whose ages ranged between 14 and 17 years participated in the study, and were administered the DERS, the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS), and the Childhood Depression Inventory (CDI). Confirmatory factor analyses supported the six-factor structure of the DERS among adolescents. In addition, results indicated sound internal consistency as well as concurrent validity. It is concluded that the DERS is a valid age-appropriate measure for investigating emotion regulation difficulties in adolescents.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-8

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000199

      Authors
      Dilek Sarıtaş-Atalar, Department of Psychology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
      Tülin Gençöz, Department of Psychology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
      Ayça Özen, Department of Psychology, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, Turkey
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  • Differential Item Functioning by Education and Sex in Subtests of the
           Repeatable Battery Assessment of Neuropsychological Status
    • Abstract: The main objective of this study is to evaluate functions of the items changing with the gender and educational level in the List Learning and the Picture Naming subtests in the Repeatable Battery Assessment of Neuropsychological Status. The study was implemented on 315 volunteers consisting of 157 women and 158 males in the 20–79 age group with three different educational levels (107 graduates of primary school, 102 graduates of high school, and 106 graduates of university). Logistic Regression method was used to determine the items that included differential item functioning (DIF). As a result of the analyses, DIF was encountered in the Picture Naming that could cause bias in several items in levels B and C based on the gender and education variables. Although DIF was not found in the List Learning based on the gender variable, DIF was found in some items based on the education variable.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-7

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000198

      Authors
      Murat Kurt, Department of Psychology, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey
      İsmail Karakaya, Department of the Education Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
      İsmail Safaz, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Turkish Army Forces Rehabilitation and Care Center, Ankara, Turkey
      Gönül Ateş, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gulhane Military Medical Academy, Turkish Army Forces Rehabilitation and Care Center, Ankara, Turkey
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  • Short Stress State Questionnaire
    • Abstract: Conscious appraisals of stress, or stress states, are an important aspect of human performance. This article presents evidence supporting the validity and measurement characteristics of a short multidimensional self-report measure of stress state, the Short Stress State Questionnaire (SSSQ; Helton, 2004). The SSSQ measures task engagement, distress, and worry. A confirmatory factor analysis of the SSSQ using data pooled from multiple samples suggests the SSSQ does have a three factor structure and post-task changes are not due to changes in factor structure, but to mean level changes (state changes). In addition, the SSSQ demonstrates sensitivity to task stressors in line with hypotheses. Different task conditions elicited unique patterns of stress state on the three factors of the SSSQ in line with prior predictions. The 24-item SSSQ is a valid measure of stress state which may be useful to researchers interested in conscious appraisals of task-related stress.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-11

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000200

      Authors
      William S. Helton, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
      Katharina Näswall, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Usefulness of the Social and Communication Disorders Checklist (SCDC) for
           the Assessment of Social Cognition in Preschoolers
    • Abstract: This study provides data on the usefulness of the Spanish version of the Social and Communication Disorders Checklist (SCDC; Skuse et al., 1997), in terms of the validity and reliability of derived scores. Data were obtained from parents’ interviews and parents’ and teachers’ questionnaires that measured different psychological variables from a community sample of 579 (291 boys and 288 girls), 5-year-old children. These children were tested to assess their intellectual capacity. Confirmatory factor analyses yield a one-dimensional structure invariant across sex within each informant (parents or teachers), with negligible latent mean differences between boys and girls for both informants (parents-teachers). The internal consistency was satisfactory (alpha values ≥ .85 for teacher version and ≥ .75 for parent version). SCDC scores correlated with specific scales related to developmental problems, aggressive behavior, executive functioning, and uncaring behavior toward others. SCDC scores were unrelated to intelligence quotient, whereas SCDC scores were associated with the presence of disruptive disorders, measured with diagnostic interview. Results provide evidence on reliability and validity of SCDC scores, which is potentially a useful measure for the study of social cognition and its relationship with preschool adjustment.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-8

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000193

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      Nuria de la Osa, Unitat d’Epidemiologia i de Diagnòstic en Psicopatologia del Desenvolupament, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
      Roser Granero, Unitat d’Epidemiologia i de Diagnòstic en Psicopatologia del Desenvolupament, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
      Eva Penelo, Departament de Psicobiologia i Metodologia de les Ciències de la Salut, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
      Lourdes Ezpeleta, Unitat d’Epidemiologia i de Diagnòstic en Psicopatologia del Desenvolupament, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
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      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:01:38 GMT
       
  • Assessment With Microworlds using MicroDYN: Measurement Invariance and
           Latent Mean Comparisons
    • Abstract: Computer-simulated microworlds have witnessed significant international interest over the last decades as assessment vehicles for complex mental skills. This interest strongly contrasts to what is currently known about measurement characteristics of microworlds. In this study measurement invariance and latent means of the MicroDYN measure, a computer-based assessment instrument containing an entire set of dynamic microworlds, were examined in four German subsamples of junior high school students in 8th–10th grade (n = 309), senior high school students in 11th–13th grade (n = 484), university students (n = 222), and blue-collar workers (n = 181). The findings support satisfactory measurement invariance of a two-dimensional structure of the MicroDYN measure with the dimensions knowledge acquisition and knowledge application across all samples, and yield meaningful comparisons between latent means with university students performing best. It is suggested to further explore measurement characteristics of computer-simulated microworlds to fully exploit their potential as means of modern assessment instruments. Implications and limitations are discussed.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-11

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000194

      Authors
      Samuel Greiff, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
      Sascha Wüstenberg, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:01:37 GMT
       
  • The Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale (PIPS)
    • Abstract: Psychological flexibility receives increasing attention as the overarching process in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This study investigates the psychometric properties of the Psychological Inflexibility in Pain Scale (PIPS), measuring “avoidance” and “cognitive fusion” with pain, in a heterogeneous clinical sample of 428 chronic pain patients from four rehabilitation centers. Furthermore, the relationship between the PIPS and mindfulness (Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire, FFMQ) as a theoretically related measure within ACT is explored. Confirmatory factor analyses replicated acceptable/good model fit and internal consistencies. In a subsample from two rehabilitation centers (n = 237), the PIPS showed moderate to high relationships with aspects of mindfulness, pain interference in daily life, pain disability and mental health, and small relationships with pain intensity and physical functioning. The avoidance subscale explained additional variance in outcome variables beyond the FFMQ, ranging from 4.5 to 15.8%. Outcomes support the psychometric properties of the PIPS in a heterogeneous chronic pain sample. The PIPS and FFMQ measure slightly overlapping, but distinct constructs, and can be used complementary to assess a broad range of processes within ACT. Potential problems with the cognitive fusion subscale are acknowledged for future research.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-7

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000191

      Authors
      Hester R. Trompetter, Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, The Netherlands
      Ernst T. Bohlmeijer, Department of Psychology, Health & Technology, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
      Bianca van Baalen, Rijndam Rehabilitation Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
      Marco Kleen, Department of Clinical Psychology and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
      Albère Köke, Adelante Rehabilitation Centre, Hoensbroek, The Netherlands
      Michiel Reneman, Center for Rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
      Karlein M. G. Schreurs, Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, The Netherlands
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      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:01:35 GMT
       
  • Correction to Preckel, 2013
    • Abstract: Correction to Preckel, 2013
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Erratum
      Pages 160-160

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000197
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      Journal Volume Volume 30
      Journal Issue Volume 30, Number 2 / 2014
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:01:33 GMT
       
  • MMPI-2 in Child Custody Litigation
    • Abstract: In recent years, several studies have addressed the issue of positive self-presentation bias in assessing parents involved in postdivorce child custody litigations. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) is widely used in forensic assessments and is able to evaluate positive self-presentation through its Superlative Self-Presentation S scale. We investigated the existence of a gender effect on positive self-presentation bias in an Italian sample of parents involved in court evaluation. Participants were 391 divorced parents who completed the full 567-item Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 during child custody evaluations ordered by several Italian courts between 2006 and 2010. Our analysis considered the S scale along with the basic clinical scales. North-American studies had shown no gender differences in child custody litigations. Differently, our results showed a significantly higher tendency toward “faking-good” profiles on the MMPI-2 among Italian women as compared to men and as compared to the normative Italian female population. Cultural and social factors could account for these differences.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 110-116

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000192

      Authors
      Paolo Roma, NESMOS Department (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Sensory Organs), Sapienza University, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
      Federica Ricci, NESMOS Department (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Sensory Organs), Sapienza University, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
      Georgios D. Kotzalidis, NESMOS Department (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Sensory Organs), Sapienza University, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
      Luigi Abbate, Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
      Anna Lubrano Lavadera, Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
      Giorgia Versace, NESMOS Department (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Sensory Organs), Sapienza University, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
      Floriana Pazzelli, NESMOS Department (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Sensory Organs), Sapienza University, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
      Marisa Malagoli Togliatti, Department of Dynamic and Clinical Psychology, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
      Paolo Girardi, NESMOS Department (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Sensory Organs), Sapienza University, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
      Stefano Ferracuti, NESMOS Department (Neurosciences, Mental Health, and Sensory Organs), Sapienza University, School of Medicine and Psychology, Sant’Andrea Hospital, Rome, Italy
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment

      Online ISSN 2151-2426

      Print
      ISSN 1015-5759
      Journal Volume Volume 30
      Journal Issue Volume 30, Number 2 / 2014
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:01:30 GMT
       
  • Longitudinal Invariance of the Children’s Depression Inventory for
           Urban Children in Hunan, China
    • Abstract: This study was designed to examine the invariance of item parameters in the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) and changes in childhood depression over time among urban children in the Hunan Province of China. A total of 1,364 primary school students from the second to sixth grades participated in the study and completed four measurement waves, in which childhood depression was assessed with the CDI. The results were analyzed using the multilevel longitudinal Rasch measurement model. Seven items showed time effects in five subscales. Statistically significant negative linear time effects were observed in five subscales, and positive quadratic time effects were found in three subscales (i.e., Interpersonal Problems, Negative Self-esteem, and Negative Mood). Although a few items of the CDI were found to change with time following repeated administration, most of the CDI items showed strong longitudinal invariance of their item location parameters.
      Content Type Journal Article
      Category Original Article
      Pages 1-10

      DOI 10.1027/1015-5759/a000195

      Authors
      Hui Lei, The Medical Psychological Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China
      Shuqiao Yao, The Medical Psychological Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China
      Xiaocui Zhang, The Medical Psychological Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China
      Lin Cai, The Medical Psychological Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China
      Wenfeng Wu, The Medical Psychological Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China
      Yanjie Yang, Department of Medical Psychology, Public Health Institute of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, P. R. China
      Furong Tan, The Medical Psychological Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China
      Xiongzhao Zhu, The Medical Psychological Institute of the Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P. R. China
      Journal European Journal of Psychological Assessment

      Online ISSN 2151-2426

      Print
      ISSN 1015-5759
      PubDate: Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:01:30 GMT
       
 
 
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