Psicothema (PSICOTHEMA)

Publisher: Universidad de Oviedo. Departamento de Psicología, Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias

Journal description

La revista Psicothema fue fundada en Asturias en 1989 y está editada conjuntamente por la Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de Oviedo y el Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias. En la actualidad editamos cuatro números al año, lo que representa la publicación de unos cien artículos anuales. Se admiten trabajos tanto de investigación básica como aplicada, pertenecientes a cualquier ámbito de la Psicología, que previamente a su publicación son evaluados anónimamente por nuestros revisores. La mayoría de los trabajos se publican en español, pudiendo realizarse en inglés, atendiendo a la solicitud de los autores. La internacionalidad siempre fue una de nuestras divisas, pues consideramos que la psicología que se hace actualmente en lengua hispana es competitiva a nivel internacional y es necesario darla a conocer en nuestra propia lengua.

Current impact factor: 0.96

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Additional details

5-year impact 1.18
Cited half-life 5.40
Immediacy index 0.16
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.24
Website Psicothema website
ISSN 1886-144X
OCLC 44551846
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias

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    • Publisher last contacted on 21/01/2014
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    ABSTRACT: Anxiety experienced by women during their participation in breast cancer screening programs can condition their adherence to the program. The aim was to determine whether a brief nursing intervention could reduce anxiety before screening mammography. A randomized controlled trial carried out with 436 Spanish women aged between 50-69 years, who attended a population breast cancer screening program. The experimental group received an ad-hoc tailored intervention, which consisted of offering information about the screening program and the mammography exam, as well as of providing personal emotional support. Anxiety was assessed using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). Fear of screening outcome and fear of breast cancer were also assessed. Women of the experimental group had 60% less probability of having a high anxiety state (OR = 0.40; 95%: CI [0.25, 0.65]), after adjusting for sociodemographic and clinical variables. Regarding trait anxiety, no differences were observed between groups. The stratified analysis showed that this positive impact was greater in women who did not fear the screening outcome (OR = 0.24; 95% CI [0.11, 0.52]) or breast cancer (OR = 0.07; 95% CI [0.01, 0.41]). A protocolized nursing intervention reduced the probability of being anxious when undergoing a screening mammography.
    Psicothema 05/2015; 27(2):128-33. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.203
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    ABSTRACT: This study analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of combining negative and positive items in scales in a Spanish-speaking context. Three telephone surveys of 233 people each were carried out. In one survey, 15 items from the Keyes Social Well-Being Scale were worded in a positive fashion; another survey presented 8 items in a positive fashion and 7 items in terms of direct denial; and in the third survey, 7 items were worded positively, 5 were worded in negative terms using polar opposites, and 3 terms were presented in terms of direct denial. The results show a greater tendency for the items in the Positive questionnaire to show results associated with the directionality of the items. However, this questionnaire shows higher values of the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, and better fit of the theoretical factor structure. In the survey that included only positive items, findings indicated the existence of acquiescence bias. However, a remedy to this situation only made matters worse, as the combination of positive and negative items seriously affected the internal consistency of the scales.
    Psicothema 05/2015; 27(2):192-200. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.266
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    ABSTRACT: Authentic leadership (AL) is a kind of leadership that inspires and promotes positive psychological capacities, underlining the moral and ethical component of behavior. The proposed investigation studies the relations among AL, cohesion, and group identification in security and emergency teams. A cross-sectional research design was conducted in which participated 221 members from 26 fire departments and operative teams from the local police of three Spanish provinces. The following questionnaires were administered: Authentic Leadership (ALQ), Group Cohesion (GEQ), and Mael and Ashford's Group Identification Questionnaire. A direct and positive relation was found between AL, cohesion, and group identification. An indirect relation was also found between AL and group cohesion through group identification, indicating the existence of partial mediation. The utility of the proposed model based on AL is considered; this model can be employed by those in charge of the fire departments and operative groups in organizations to improve workteams' cohesion. Both AL and group identification help to explain group cohesion in organizations committed to security and emergencies.
    Psicothema 02/2015; 27(1):59-64. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.161
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    ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to adapt and obtain validity evidence of the Spanish Green Paranoid Thought Scales (S-GPTS). 191 Spanish people responded to S-GPTS, Peters Delusions Inventory (PDI), and measures of psychopathology. Principal Component Analyses on the polychoric correlation matrix identified two factors accounting for 71.0% of the cumulative variance. Cronbach alphas for S-GPTS total and its subscales were above .90 in clinical and non-clinical group. The value of the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve was higher for the S-GPTS (.898), than for the PDI (.859). The best S-GPTS threshold to discriminate between cases and non-cases was 92 (sensitivity, 97.35%; specificity, 65%). S-GPTS scores positively correlated with PDI and measures of anxiety and depression. The S-GPTS has adequate psychometric properties to provide valid measures of delusional ideation in a Spanish population.
    Psicothema 02/2015; 27(1):74-81. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.103
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    ABSTRACT: The main aim of this study was to explore the relationships between personal self-concept and satisfaction with life, with the latter as the key indicator for personal adjustment. The study tests a structural model which encompasses four dimensions of self-concept: self-fulfillment, autonomy, honesty and emotions. The 801 participants in the study, all of whom were aged between 15 and 65 (M = 34.03, SD = 17.29), completed the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) and the Personal Self-Concept (APE) Questionnaire. Although the four dimensions of personal self-concept differ in their weight, the results show that, taken together, they explain 46% of the differences observed in satisfaction with life. This implies a weight that is as significant as that observed for general self-esteem in previous research studies. This issue should be dealt with early on, during secondary education, in order to help prevent psychological distress or maladjustment.
    Psicothema 02/2015; 27(1):52-8. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.105
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    ABSTRACT: Background: There is mounting evidence regarding the psychological benefits of mindfulness. Yet, does mindfulness really help people to cope with the recollection of acute stressors? Method: To address this question, we examined the effects of trait mindfulness and experimentally induced mindfulness in cognitive and emotional responses to the recollection of an acute stressor among 76 female college students. Results: Trait mindfulness was associated with fewer intrusive thoughts 24 hours after the stress induction, but not with affect balance immediately after the induction. Experimentally induced mindfulness showed the opposite pattern: it was associated with better affect balance immediately after the stress induction, but not with intrusive thoughts 24 hours later. Conclusions: These results suggest that even individuals predisposed to mindfulness may find it difficult to use mindfulness to cope effectively with memories of highly stressful events. Furthermore, our results suggest that the effects of brief mindfulness interventions may be too short-lived to really help people cope with such memories. Considered together, these findings highlight the importance of designing mindfulness-based interventions involving not only intensive practice but also specific training to help individuals use mindfulness to cope with acute stressors.
    Psicothema 11/2014; 26(4):505-10. DOI:10.7334/psicothema2014.71