Irene Checa

Irene Checa
University of Valencia | UV · Department of Methodology of the Behavioural Sciences

Doctor of Psychology

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Introduction
Irene Checa Esquiva currently works at the Department of Methodology of the Behavioural Sciences, University of Valencia. Irene does research in Health Psychology, Sport Psychology and Psychometrics. Their current project is 'Well-being .'

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This article presents some advanced psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Adlerian Personality Priorities Assessment (APPA) together with a study of validity using instruments to measure belongingness, life satisfaction, adult attachment, and a projective technique to assess Adlerian Personality Priorities (the Top Card Activity). T...
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The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) has shown strong evidence of reliability, validity, and gender invariance, and there is some evidence of invariance across age, culture, and educational levels. So far, invariance across sexual orientation has not been studied, despite the number of works that relate well-being to sexual orientation. The SWLS...
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Worldwide, the Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) has become the most widely used measure of life satisfaction. Recently, an authorized Vietnamese-language version has been introduced. Using a convenience sample comprising community volunteers from Ho Chi Minh City (N = 1073), confirmatory support was found for the cross-national constancy of the...
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(1) Background: The need to offer brief scales with items that can be answered with few response options is increasingly important in order to be able to access a broad range of the population. The three-item version of Diener’s Satisfaction with Life Scale has recently been proposed. The objective of this study is to study the psychometric propert...
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Introduction: The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), developed by Diener, Emmons, Larsen, and Griffin in 1985, comprises five items with seven response options in terms of agreement–disagreement. Recently, there has been a suggestion to reduce the response options of the SWLS to optimize its applicability in different cultural contexts. Objective...
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Fear of the coronavirus has important implications on mental health. In western countries, a significant degree of vaccination has been achieved, but in Spain, less than 75% of the population has received both doses. The current situation is still seen as a threat by many people. Therefore, it is important to have reliable and valid measurement ins...
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(1) Background: Diener’s Scale of Positive and Negative Experiences (SPANE) assesses the presence and intensity of positive and negative affects, since these are considered basic aspects of the study of well-being. This article studies its psychometric properties in the general Colombian population. (2) We conducted a cross-sectional study of a sam...
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The Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE) is widely used to measure emotional experiences, but not much is known about its cross-cultural utility. The present study evaluated the measurement invariance of the SPANE across adult samples (N = 12,635; age range = 18-85 years; 58.2% female) from 13 countries (China, Colombia, Germany, Greec...
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There is increasing interest in the study of flourishing as an indicator of subjective wellbeing. The objective herein was to adapt and study the psychometric properties of Diener’s Flourishing Scale (FS) among the Colombian population. Accordingly, a cross-sectional study was conducted with a non-probability sample of 1255 Colombian adults. The sc...
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Attitudes towards sport psychology may explain why, or why not, athletes use psychological services. To measure these attitudes, Martin, Kellmann, Lavallee, and Page (2002) created the Sport Psychology Attitudes-Revised instrument (SPA-R), which has been used in different countries in recent years. The objective of this study is to obtain a Spanish...
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According to Baumeister and Leary (1995) belongingness is an important characteristic of psychological functionality and central to human need. The experience of achieved belongingness is a positive feeling of security and comfort that is the result of feeling part of a community, in personal life, at the workplace, or in any other social contexts....
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In the college classroom, student state motivation can be influenced by many factors, being one of them students' perceptions of teachers' behaviors. The purpose of this study was to adapt and validate the Spanish version of the State Motivation Scale (Christophel, 1990) in a sample of university students. The participants were 344 students from...
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Es una Guía totalmente gratuita y descargable que hemos elaborado en la Universitat de València (UV) junto con la Unidad de apoyo a Personas con Discapacidad de la UV, e incluye herramientas y recursos para hacer el TFG y/o el TFM. Puede ser leída por los aparatos que se utilizan para las personas ciegas o con problemas de visión, y enlaza a mini v...
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Well-being has been measured based on different perspectives in positive psychology. However, it is necessary to measure affects and emotions correctly and to explore the independence of positive and negative affect. This cross-sectional study adapts and validates the Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE) with a non-probabilistic sample...
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The objective of this study has been to show the preliminary results of the adaptation of the Flourishing Scale (FS) developed by Diener et al. (2010). The items of this version have been adapted to the Spanish of Colombia, and its psychometric properties and measurement invariance by gender have been tested.
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The four personality priorities (superiority, control, pleasing, comfort) are based on Adlerian Psychology and represent the individual’s preferred strategy to pursue belonging and significance in their lives and their way of understanding themselves, others, and life. This paper presents the first psychometric results of the adaptation into Spanis...
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Leadership has been one of the variables of interest in sport psychology. The Multidimensional Model of Leadership (Chelladurai and Saleh, 1980) was the basis for the creation of the Leadership Sport Scale (LSS-3), that presents debate regarding its factor structure and its reliability values. The main objective of this study was to offer an accept...
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Coping with emotions represents one of the most important demands of youth sport, yet existing important differences depending on the characteristics of each sport. Some of these characteristics (e.g., individual or team sport) have been comprehensively studied in previous literature. In contrast, other characteristics such as perceptive-motor skil...
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La investigación acerca del desarrollo de competencias con ABP ha crecido mucho en los últimos años, sin embargo, no se han investigado sus consecuencias sobre procesos psicosociales, como la creatividad, liderazgo entre iguales y cohesión de equipo en el trabajo en grupo. En este trabajo además se analizan las diferencias en el nivel competencial...
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El baile deportivo ha crecido con fuerza en los últimos años como disciplina representativa de los dúos mixtos estables. Sin embargo, la literatura científica sobre sus características psicológicas sigue siendo escasa. Este trabajo tiene como objetivo investigar las características propias del baile deportivo, a través de entrevistas realizadas a p...
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Resumen. La cohesión ha sido un concepto ampliamente estudiado en equipos deportivos y organizacionales, pero no ha sido estudiado en equipos de trabajo universitarios. Además se han usado medidas de la cohesión, como el Sociograma, que no han demostrado su validez de constructo. Este trabajo presenta dos estudios. En el primero, el objetivo es com...
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Introduction: The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) has shown strong evidence of acceptability, reliability, validity and invariance for gender, whereas there is mixed evidence of invariance by culture and age and the literature has not explored the roles of marital status and educational level. SWLS should be invariant by marital status and educ...
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Este estudio tiene como objetivo explorar la invariancia configural, métrica y escalar en función del sexo y de la práctica de actividad física colectiva del AUSO de Fernández-Zabala et al. (2016) y comparar las puntuaciones obtenidas por los subgrupos. La muestra fue de 278 estudiantes universitarios (M = 21.16 años; DT = 19.238) divididos de form...
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Well-being research and its measurement have grown in the last two decades. The objective of this study was to adapt and validate the Flourishing Scale in a sample of Spanish adults. This was a cross-sectional study using a non-probabilistic sample of 999 Spanish general adult population participants. The psychometric properties of the scale were a...
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Objective: To assess the association between current active and passive tobacco smoking and living with a same-sex partner in Spain. Methods: We analysed data from two cross-sectional national surveys of the Spanish population 15 years and older (2011-Encuesta Nacional de Salud en España and 2014-Encuesta Europea de Salud en España). Analyses in...
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El Baile Deportivo es uno de los deportes con más auge en la última década. Las escuelas de baile se han multiplicado en nuestras ciudades y los programas de TV han convertido a esta modalidad en conocida para el gran público. Pero, ¿cómo se consigue ser un bailarín de éxito?; ¿qué hay detrás de alto rendimiento en Baile Deportivo? Esta obra recog...
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Aim Although they have been frequently used in the literature, there has been much confusion concerning Ryff's Well-being Scales, such as their factor structure and the effects of method due to the use of reversed items. A common practice nowadays is the use of positively worded items and reversed forms, in order to reduce response bias. However, i...
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El objetivo de este trabajo fue explorar la influencia que el género, la edad, los años nadando y la resiliencia tienen sobre la ansiedad competitiva en una muestra de nadadores escolares (N=74). La resiliencia fue medida con una adaptación española del CD-RISC, mientras que para medir la ansiedad competitiva se utilizó la versión española del CSAI...
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The objective of this research is to investigate the relationship between competitive anxiety of tennis and football children athletes in formative stages and their parents’ sport practice. 246 tennis and football children athletes participated in this study with an average age of 10.43 years (SD = 2.42), who have been evaluated with a questionnair...
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In recent years, dancesport has expanded as an important discipline itself and has received increasing attention from all continents. There are few experiences published in scientific literature (Tremanye and Ballinger, 2008; Cantón y Checa, 2011), while some authors have published their applied projects with dancers (Winkelhuis, 2011, 2015). In ou...
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Locus of control has been studied in the sport context, however a valid assessment instrument in children's sports has not existed. This study adapts into Spanish and validates the Children's Locus of Control Scale for Sport (CSLCS) in the Spanish language. This CSLCS was developed by Tsai y Hsieh (2015). The adaptation has two phases: an initial s...
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JUSTIFICACIÓN El liderazgo es un proceso de influencia social mediante el cual una persona es capaz de obtener la ayuda y el apoyo de otros en la realización de una tarea común (Chemers, 1997). Así, el liderazgo es un proceso de interacción social en el que, para tener éxito, el entrenador debe encargarse de tres aspectos (Chelladurai, 1990): la co...
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JUSTIFICACIÓN La clasificación psicológica de los deportes (Riera, 1985) ordena éstos en torno a cuatro tipos: sin colaboración ni oposición, sin colaboración pero con oposición, con colaboración y con oposición y con colaboración pero sin oposición. Así, las configuraciones de dos miembros (dúos o parejas) podrían responder a estas dos últimas tip...
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Los tratamientos psicológicos y farmacológicos para los trastornos de la conducta alimentaria comportan costes personales y sanitarios. El propósito de nuestro estudio ha sido identificar los diferentes motivos que pueden estar asociados al abandono en ambos tipos de tratamientos en pacientes diagnosticados de un trastorno de la conducta alimentari...
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ES- El desarrollo de competencias profesionalizantes es uno de los principales objetivos del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior, y ha supuesto un cambio sustancial no sólo en los Planes de Estudio de las titulaciones, sino también en los enfoques del proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje. Así, el saber hacer y la didáctica de las competencias se conv...
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Se evaluaron las estrategias de afrontamiento (ISSCS) y las emociones (SEQ) en tiradores de modalidades olímpicas para comprobar las diferencias en coping y emociones entre las modalidades de precisión fuego y aire y la categoría deportiva. Los resultados mostraron que los tiradores usan más estrategias orientadas a la tarea; que la felicidad, la e...
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Interest in the study of psychological well-being (Ryff, 1989) and its relationship with coping strategies has also occurred in sports. In this study, competitive anxiety, psychological well-being and coping strategies are assessed in 213 athletes competing in four different sports. The results predict, through regression analysis, the possibility...
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El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la descripción de las evidencias de validez convergente y de criterio del Instrumento de Emociones para la Competición Deportiva (INECOD) una muestra de 402 deportistas de diferentes modalidades. Los criterios utilizados son la ansiedad precompetitiva, las estrategias de afrontamiento y el bienestar psicológi...
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Resumen El interés por el estudio del bienestar psicológico (Ryff, 1989) y su relación con las estrategias de afrontamiento se ha producido también en el ámbito deportivo. En esta investigación, se evalúan la ansiedad competitiva, el bienestar psicológico y las estrategias de afrontamiento utilizadas en la competición por 213 deportistas, de cuatro...
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The aim of this paper is to describe evidence of convergent and criterial validity of the Instrument for Sports Competition Emotions (INECOD) in a sample of 402 Spanish athletes from different disciplines. Pre-competitive anxiety, and coping and psychological well-being strategies are used as validation criteria, using bivariate correlations and li...
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Resumen: El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo la descripción de las evidencias de validez de constructo y la consistencia interna del "Instrumento de Emociones para la Competición Deportiva" (INECOD), instrumento de nueva creación que evalúa la percepción de las dimensiones fisiológica y cognitiva de las emociones durante la competición. Utiliza...
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The present work aims at the description of the evidence of construct validity and internal consistency of the "Instrument for Sport Competition Emotions" (INECOD), newly created instrument that evaluates the perception of physiological and cognitive dimensions of emotion during the competition. Using a sample of 411 athletes from nine disciplines,...
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This paper highlights the interrelations among coping strategies, dispositional optimism and wellbeing in a sample of 61 football players of two nationalities, Polish and Spanish players, in order to identify cultural differences. The Spanish players achieved significantly higher scores than the Poles in the use of emotion-related coping strategies...
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The aim of this study is to identify and assess key psychological variables are intervening at different levels of performance in sport dance practice. For this reason, among others, was used the "Cuestionario de Características Psicológicas aplicadas al Rendimiento Deportivo" (Gimeno, Buceta & Pérez-Llantada, 2001). Carrying out an analysis of var...
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El objetivo fundamental del estudio consiste en identificar y evaluar las principales variables psicológicas que están interviniendo en los distintos niveles de rendimiento en la práctica de baile deportivo. Para esto, entre otros, se utilizó el Cuestionario de Características Psicológicas aplicadas al Rendimiento Deportivo (Gimeno, Buceta & Pérez-...
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The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship among attributions in competition, perception of efficacy therein and emotions experienced. An ad-hoc emotions assessment inventory that contains 48 items with a Likert response system of 0 to 4, depending on the intensity of the emotion experienced, was used. Likewise, the attributions w...
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El presente trabajo presenta un perfil del consumidor de esteroides en gimnasios, teniendo en cuenta los motivos de práctica y la posible relación con el autoconcepto físico. Son utilizados dos instrumentos: la escala de Autoconcepto Físico (Moreno y Cervelló, 2005) y un cuestionario ad-hoc sobre motivos de práctica, horas de entrenamiento y consum...
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This paper presents a consumer profile of steroids in gyms, taking into account the reasons of practice and the relationship with the physical self. They used two instruments: Physical Self-Concept Scale (Moreno and Cervelló, 2005) and ad-hoc questionnaire on the basis of practice, hours of training and ergogenic substance. 315 practitioners were e...
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This article presents the assessment and intervention study conducted at the Club de Baile Depordvo Stylo's in Mislata (Valencia) by the team of specialists in sport psychology at the Centro de Psicologfa Teseo in collaboration with the University of Valencia. It describes the specific characteristics of this sport and explains the intervention pro...
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The main objective of this article is to show one possibility of applied work with referees through a program of psychological mediation. The mediation program offered was developed in four soccer clubs. This work describes in detail the intervention program carried out with a structure of seven stages. Its preliminary results indicate a positive e...
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This work shows the psychological training carried out with an open waters swimmer. It was focused on his adaptation to change from his usual training and competition environment in a swimming pool to open waters swimming discipline, also adding a previous experience of a panic attack while training in a marsh. The anticipatory anxiety generated as...

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There are three main research goals: to examine the (1) role of individual-level factors in adopting beliefs in just war ; (2) universality (vs. cultural specificity) of beliefs related to just war; and (3) macro-level factors moderating the concept of just war across national and religious backgrounds. To examine the concept of just war we use three-dimensional model of beliefs in just war: (1) just war – restricted view on reasons and means of war, as self-defensive and targeted only toward military goals; (2) utilitarian war – unrestricted view on war reasons, accepting war as a way of intergroup conflicts resolutions; (3) dirty war – unrestricted view on war means, accepting any means useful in defeating the enemy.
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