Javier Ortuño Sierra

Javier Ortuño Sierra
Universidad de La Rioja (Spain) | UNIRIOJA · Education Sciences

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Additional affiliations
December 2019 - March 2020
Universidad de La Rioja (Spain)
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2015 - September 2016
Universidad Loyola Andalucía
Position
  • Lecturer
February 2008 - August 2015
Universidad de La Rioja (Spain)
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
June 2011 - September 2014
Universidad de La Rioja (Spain)
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (88)
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Background: The aim of the PSICE (Evidence-based Psychology in Educational Contexts) Project is to examine the effectiveness of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Adolescents (UP-A) with symptoms of anxiety and depression in school settings. The goal is to prevent emotional problems and to improve adolescents’ socioemotional adju...
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Background/Objective: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire self-report (SDQ-S) has been extensively used to assess mental health problems among children and adolescents. However, previous research has identified substantial age and country variation on its psychometric properties. The aim of this study was three-fold: i) to evaluate interna...
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Background: The main goal of the study was to assess the neurocognitive performance in adolescents at high psychometric risk for mental health problems. Method: A sample of 48 participants at high risk for mental disorders and an age-gender matched healthy comparison group of 48 adolescents were identified from a community-derived sample of 1,50...
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The main purpose of the present work was to study neurocognitive performance of adolescents at risk for emotional difficulties. The sample included a total of 1,509 adolescents from stratified random cluster sampling. Derived from this sample, a group of high-risk ( n = 92) and a comparison group ( n = 92) were selected based on the short version o...
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Measurement of adolescent life satisfaction across cultures has not received much attention in previous empirical research. The present study evaluated measurement invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) among adolescents in 24 countries and regions (N = 22,710; age range = 13-19 years; 53% female). A single-factor model with residual...
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Traditional bullying and cyberbullying are linked to adverse mental health outcomes. Student connectedness has been recently identified as a potential protective factor in these relationships. Nonetheless, the multilevel nature of these interactions has been frequently overlooked. The present study pretends to fill this gap by exploring the associa...
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The main goal of the present work aimed was to analyze aggressive and disruptive behaviors and its links with adolescence. The specific characteristics of adolescence and emotion are explained and from that, and the links between emotion and aggressive behaviors are established. Previous exposure to violence in the first years is a crucial variable...
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Background: The empirical evidence accumulated on the efficacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of psychotherapeutic treatments in children and adolescents calls for an update. The main goal of this paper objective was to carry out a selective review of empirically supported psychological treatments for a variety of common psychological disorders and...
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The economic situation worldwide demands individuals with entrepreneurial skills and aptitudes. The adolescence stage is a critical period in which these abilities could be developed and the school is a relevant setting for this purpose. To this end, instruments that allow assessing enterprising abilities are needed. Nonetheless, there remains a la...
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The main objective of this work was to establish the normative data of the Prodromal Questionnaire-Brief (PQ-B) in a representative sample of Spanish adolescents. A total of 3,441 adolescents (M = 15.91 years, SD = 1.33 years) were selected by sampling stratified by clusters. The results showed that the point prevalence of psychotic-like experience...
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Psychological problems in children and adolescent populations range from 10% to 20% [...]
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Background: Empirical evidence suggests that schizotypy is a useful construct for analyzing and understanding psychotic disorders. However, several issues remain to be resolved. Method: This selective, critical review, addresses some questions and limitations, and discusses future directions of work. Results: First, we present a conceptual out...
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The main purpose of the present study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Attitudes Scale Towards Violence (Escala de Actitudes hacia la Violencia, EAV) in adolescents. The EAV is a questionnaire devoted to assess attitudes towards violence. Additionally, the relationship between EAV and violence manifestations and depressive symptoms...
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Introduction The purpose of this study was to identify homogenous subgroups of adolescents with emotional and behavioural difficulties using latent profile analysis. The relationship between the latent profile classes and socio-emotional and school adjustment was also analysed. Materials and methods A total of 1506 students, 667 men (44.3%) were s...
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The main goal of the present study was to explore the latent structure of extended psychosis phenotypes in a representative sample of adolescents. Moreover, associations with socio-emotional adjustment, academic achievement, and neurocognition performance across the latent profiles were compared. Participants were 1506 students, 667 males (44.3%),...
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SENTIA: Escala para la evaluación de la conducta suicida en adolescentes. Antecedentes: el objetivo principal de este trabajo fue construir y validar un instrumento de medida, denominado SENTIA, para la evaluación de la conducta suicida en adolescentes españoles. Método: participaron 1.790 estudiantes seleccionados mediante un muestreo estratifi ca...
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Objective: Suicidal behaviour has not yet been analysed from a network approach in adolescent samples. It is imperative to incorporate new psychological models to understand suicidal behaviour from a different perspective. The main objective of this work was twofold: a) to examine suicidal behaviour through network analysis and b) to estimate the...
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Resumen Introducción El propósito de este estudio fue identificar subgrupos de adolescentes con dificultades emocionales y conductuales mediante análisis de perfiles latentes. También se analizó el patrón diferencial de ajuste personal, socioafectivo y escolar entre los perfiles latentes identificados. Materiales y métodos Mediante muestreo aleat...
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Today, little is still known about the neurocognitive functioning of the individual at risk for suicide in a relevant developmental stage like adolescence. Thus, the main goal of the present work was to analyze the neurocognitive performance of adolescents at high risk for suicide. A total of 1509 adolescents from a stratified random cluster sampli...
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The main purpose of the present work was to study the neurocognitive endophenotypes of adolescents at risk for low personal wellbeing. The sample included a total of 1588 adolescents from stratified random cluster sampling; derived from this sample, a group of high-risk (n = 84) and a control group (n = 84) were selected. The personal well-being in...
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Objectives: The main goal of the present study was to analyze the network structure of schizotypy dimensions in a representative sample of adolescents from the general population. Moreover, the network structure between schizotypy, mental health difficulties, subjective well-being, bipolar-like experiences, suicide ideation and behaviour, psychotic...
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https://edicionespiramide.es/libro.php?id=5641422 La Psicología española está de enhorabuena. Tiene entre sus manos el primer compendio científico que aborda un tópico hasta ahora no cubierto por ningún manual español: el tratamiento psicológico de la psicosis. El objetivo de esta obra es contribuir a mejorar la calidad de vida de las personas con...
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The study of affective disorders among young population has become increasingly relevant in the last years. The PANAS is a widely used questionnaire devoted to assess positive and negative affect. The main purpose of the current study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the PANAS for children (PANAS). The sample con...
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El objetivo de este estudio fue comprender los componentes asociados a distintos tipos de perfeccionismo descrito como: adaptativo/sano, mal adaptativo/insano o no perfeccionismo que pueden tener efectos positivos o negativos para el logro de la excelencia. Se exploró el número y contenido de las estructuras latentes del perfeccionismo como constru...
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El propósito de este estudio fue analizar la relación entre las expe-riencias psicóticas atenuadas y el consumo de cannabis en una mues-tra representativa de adolescentes de la población general. Un total de 1,588 estudiantes (M=16,13 años; DT = 1,36), 739 eran hombres (46,5%), pertenecientes a 34 escuelas y 98 aulas, seleccionados me-diante muestr...
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A pilot study of the effects of metacognition-oriented social skills training (MOSST) on social functioning in patients with schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSDs) reported promising results. The main purpose of the current trial was to compare the effectiveness and potential benefits of MOSST vs conventional social skills training (SST). Single-b...
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Aim The main goal of the present study was to explore the latent structure of schizotypy as an indicator of psychosis liability, in a community‐derived sample of adolescents. Links to mental health difficulties, prosocial behaviour, suicidal ideation, bipolar‐like experiences and psychotic‐like experiences (PLEs) (severity and distress) were compar...
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Objectives The main purpose of the present study was twofold: to validate the Prodromal Questionnaire–Brief (PQ‐B) in a community‐derived sample of adolescents and to examine the links between psychotic‐like experiences and emotional and behavioral problems, prosocial behavior, suicidal ideation, and bipolar‐like experiences. Method One thousand f...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between attenuated psychotic experiences and cannabis use in a representative sample of adolescents from the general population. A total of 1,588 students (M=16.13 years, SD = 1.36), 739 men (46.5%), selected by stratified random sampling by conglomerates from 98 classes in 34 schools partic...
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Elucidating schizotypal traits is important if we are to understand the various manifestations of psychosis spectrum liability and to reliably identify individuals at high risk for psychosis. The present study examined the network structures of (1) 9 schizotypal personality domains and (2) 74 individual schizotypal items, and (3) explored whether n...
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Background: Schizotypal traits are expressions of underlying vulnerability to psychotic disorders which have a potential impact on mental health status, neurocognition, quality of life, and daily functioning. To date, little research has examined epidemiologic landscape of schizotypal traits at the cross-national level. Our aim was to study the ex...
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Esta obra trata de sintetizar el estado de la cuestión en lo concerniente a la evaluación de los trastornos del espectro psicótico. La razón de su nacimiento es bien sencilla: aún no existía en español un compendio de estas características. Hasta el momento, únicamente se había abordado esta temática parcialmente en manuales generales de evaluación...
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The Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire-Brief (SPQ-B) was developed with the aim of examining variations in healthy trait schizotypy, as well as latent vulnerability to psychotic-spectrum disorders. No previous study has studied the cross-cultural validity of the SPQ-B in a large cross-national sample. The main goal of the present study was to an...
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Introduction: Suicide is a current public health problem and among the main causes of mortality in adolescents and young adults. The main goal of this study was to analyse suicidal ideation in a representative sample of Spanish adolescents. Specifically, the prevalence rates of suicide ideation, the psychometric properties of the Paykel Suicide Sc...
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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a well-known measuring instrument widely used for the assessment of mental health in children and adolescents. Relatively few studies have analysed the factor structure, the measurement invariance, and the internal consistency, including the information function of the SDQ in its parent version....
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Background: The main goal of the present study was to examine the dimensional structure and measurement invariance of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI; Davis, 1980) across gender. Method: Two Spanish samples comprising 2,499 college students (71.2% women; M = 21.06 years) and 1,438 adults (57.8% women; M = 40.01 years) completed the IRI....
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The presence of social deficits in schizophrenia has been widely described in the literature as well as the negative impact of these deficits on psychosocial functioning. As a result, social skills training (SST) has emerged as a well-validated intervention that is recommended in several treatment guidelines for schizophrenia. However, various stud...
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The presence of social deficits in schizophrenia has been widely described in the literature as well as the negative impact of these deficits on psychosocial functioning. As a result, social skills training (SST) has emerged as a well-validated intervention that is recommended in several treatment guidelines for schizophrenia. However, various stud...
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The main purpose of the present study was to test the psychometric properties of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in a large sample of Spanish adolescents. The sample consisted of 1020 non-clinical adolescents with a mean age of 15.96 years (SD = 1.68). The level of internal consistency of the SWLS Total score by means of McDonald’s Omega wa...
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Introduction. Suicide is today a public health problem among the leading cause of mortality among adolescents and young adults. The main goal of the present study was to analyze suicidal ideation in a representative sample of Spanish adolescents. Specifically, the prevalence rates of suicide ideation, the psychometric properties of the Paykel Suici...
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Background: Schizotypal traits are considered a phenotypic-indicator of schizotypy, a latent personality organization reflecting a putative liability for psychosis. To date, no previous study has examined the comparability of factorial structures across samples originating from different countries and cultures. The main goal was to evaluate the fa...
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Background: In preparation for a randomized controlled trial, a pilot study was conducted to investigate the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of a psychotherapy group based on metacognitive-oriented social skills training (MOSST). Methods: Twelve outpatients with schizophrenia were offered 16 group-sessions of MOSST. Effect sizes were...
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University programs for older students aim at enhancing the cognitive, emotional and social skills as well as improving the quality of life and personal well-being. The emotional competencies, due to their impact at multiple levels on individual well-being, should be developed and promoted throughout all stages across the lifespan. However, there i...
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Diversos autores han señalado el interés y la pertinencia de los mapas conceptuales como herramientas para el aprendizaje significativo. Sin embargo, la revisión de la literatura pone de manifiesto la escasez de propuestas dirigidas a la evaluación de los mapas con criterios objetivables y la complejidad de las existentes. El objetivo del presente...
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The main purpose of the present study was to assess the depressive symptomatology and to gather new validity evidences of the Reynolds Depression Scale-Short form (RADS-SF) in a representative sample of youths. The sample consisted of 2914 adolescents with a mean age of 15.85 years (SD = 1.68). We calculated the descriptive statistics and internal...
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The main purpose of the study was to examine the cluster composition of the analysis on the effect of gender and age of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in a large school-based sample of high school adolescents ranging from 14 to 18 years old (N = 1474). In order to do this, a K-means iterative cluster analysis was performed. A fi...
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There have been several attempts to identify individuals potentially at high risk for psychotic-spectrum disorders using brief screening measures. However, relatively few studies have tested the psychometric properties of the psychosis screening measures in representative samples of adolescents. The main purpose of the present study was to analyse...
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Background: The term metacognition reflects a spectrum of psychological activities that allows people to form and integrate representations about their own mental states and those of others. The main goal of this study was to examine whether people with substance abuse disorders (SUDs), and treated in therapeutic community regime, displayed specifi...
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Antecedentes: El término de metacognición hace referencia al conjunto de procesos psicológicos que permiten a los individuos desarrollar e integrar representaciones sobre los estados mentales propios y de los demás. El objetivo principal de este estudio fue examinar si los pacientes bajo tratamiento por consumo de sustancias, en régimen de comunida...
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The main goal of the present study was to test the measurement equivalence of the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire - Brief Revised (SPQ-BR) scores in a large sample of Spanish and American non-clinical young adults. The sample was made up of 5,625 young adults (M = 19.65 years; SD = 2.53; 38.5% males). Study of the internal structure, using co...
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To date, there is a relative dearth of measures focusing on social anhedonia that are suitable for both patient and non-patient samples, up to date in terms of their content, and relatively brief. The goal of the present investigation was to validate the Spanish translation of the Anticipatory and Consummatory Interpersonal Pleasure Scale (ACIPS)-a...
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Introduction: The main purpose of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI1). Previous studies have indicated different factor solutions. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of consensus about the best dimensional model of STAI scores. Method: The sample consisted of 417 participants, compo...
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Psychotic disorders, as well as psychotic-like experiences and substance use, have been found to be associated. The main goal of the present study was to analyse the relationship between psychoticlike experiences and substance use in college students. The simple comprised a total of 660 participants (M = 20.3 years, SD = 2.6). The results showed th...
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The aim of this study was to gather sources of validity evidence of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) in young adults for its use as a screening tool for bipolar spectrum disorders. The sample was composed of 1,002 participants, 268 men (26.7%). The mean age of participants was 21.1 years (SD=3.9). The results showed that between 3 and 59% of t...
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El Cuestionario de Capacidades y Dificultades (SDQ) es una herramienta de screening que permite la evaluación de dificultades emocionales y comportamentales así como del comportamiento prosocial en la infancia y adolescencia, desde una perspectiva multi-informante. El objetivo de este trabajo es llevar a cabo una revisión selectiva de las caracterí...
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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a screening tool that enables the assessment of emotional and behavioural difficulties, and prosocial behaviour in children and adolescents from a multi-informant perspective. The main goal of this article is to carry out a selective review on the main evidence concerning the psychometric and ep...
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Introduction: Stress suffered by adolescents is often neglected. In fact, there are very few measuring instruments that have been translated into Spanish for the assessment of stress manifestations in teenagers. Method: The main purpose of this work was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Student Stress Inventory-Stress Manifestations (SS...
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Hasta la fecha hay una relativa escasez de medidas centradas en la evaluación de la anhedonia social que sean útiles para su uso, tanto en pacientes como en población general, y que al mismo tiempo sean adecuadas en cuanto a su contenido y brevedad. El objetivo de la presente investigación fue validar la adaptación española de la Anticipatory and C...
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The short version of the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences (sO-LIFE) is a widely used measure assessing schizotypy. There is limited information, however, on how sO-LIFE scores compare across different countries. The main goal of the present study is to test the measurement invariance of the sO-LIFE scores in a large sample of...
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The main goal of the present study was to examine the dimensional structure and gather new sources of validity evidence of the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences short version (sO-LIFE) in a large sample of young adults. The sample was made up of 1002 college students (M = 21.11 years; SD= 3.92). The study of the internal struct...
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The main purpose of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Burns Anxiety Inventory (Burns-A: Burns, 1993). The sample consisted of 417 participants, 387 (29.71% male) healthy participants (control group: M = 35.5 years; SD = 8.40) and 30 (36.66% female) patients (clinical group: M = 35.8 years; SD = 12.9...
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The main purpose of this study was to analyze the internal structure and measurement invariance across gender and age of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), self-reported version, in Spanish adolescents. The sample consisted of 1,547 participants, 606 were male (39.1%), with a mean age of 15.15 years (SD = 1.99). Results from the co...
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The aim of this study was to gather sources of validity evidence of the Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) in young adults for its use as a screening tool for bipolar spectrum disorders. The sample was composed of 1,002 participants, 268 men (26.7%). The mean age of participants was 21.1 years (SD = 3.9). The results showed that between 3 and 59% of...
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The main purpose of the present study was to analyse the internal structure and to test the measurement invariance of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), self-reported version, in five European countries. The sample consisted of 3012 adolescents aged between 12 and 17 years (M = 14.20; SD = 0.83). The five-factor model (with correla...
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The main purpose of this study was to examine the dimensional structure of the Spanish version of the PANAS, using a large sample of adolescents and young adults (N = 1103, age range 14 to 23). Furthermore, measurement invariance across gender and educational level was tested. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed that a bifactor model and a 3-fact...
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Algunos estudios indican que los programas universitarios para mayores pueden tener un impacto positivo en la autopercepción del apoyo social y la salud de los participantes. Sin embargo, dichos estudios no evalúan estas variables con instrumentos de medida estandarizados y grupos de control dentro y fuera del programa. En el presente trabajo se ut...
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Title: Schizotypal experiences in adolescence: Psychometric properties of Schizotypal Personality Questionnarie-Child Abstract: Schizotypal experiences are considered as the behavioral expres-sion of latent vulnerability to the schizophrenia-spectrum disorders. The main goal was to analyze the psychometric quality of Schizotypal Personali-ty Questi...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Spanish NEO-FFI-R using Rasch analyses, in order to test its rating scale functioning, the reliability of scores, internal structure, and differential item functioning (DIF) by gender in a psychiatric sample. The NEO-FFI-R responses of 433 Spanish adults (154 males) with an anx...