Juan Aníbal González-Rivera

Juan Aníbal González-Rivera
Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences · Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Psychology

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Additional affiliations
August 2018 - May 2020
Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2015 - present
Carlos Albizu University at Puerto Rico
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Humanidades I y II, Ciencias Sociales I y II, Psicología Infantil, Psicología Educativa, Desarrollo Humano, Psicología Social, Dinámica de Grupos, Sistemas de Familia, Computadoras en Psicología, Psicología Social Experimental, Psicología Fisiológica.
January 2015 - present
Carlos Albizu University at Puerto Rico
Position
  • Professor
Education
August 2012 - October 2015
Carlos Albizu University at Puerto Rico
Field of study
  • Clinical Psychology
August 2009 - May 2011
Bayamon Central University
Field of study
  • Theology & Biblical Studies
August 2006 - May 2009
Bayamon Central University
Field of study
  • Philosophy

Publications

Publications (86)
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This research analyzes the psychometric properties of the Emotional Exhaustion Scale and confirms the unifactorial structure of the scale. 442 master’s and doctoral students from 21 to 55 years old participated in the research (M = 29.52; DE = 5.63). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, invariance analysis and internal consistency analysis...
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This investigation aimed to examine the impact of Facebook intrusion on relationship satisfaction between romantic partners in Puerto Rico and how conflict and jealousy over Facebook use relate to satisfaction in this context. We developed a hypothesized research model consisting of these variables: partner Facebook intrusion, conflict over Faceboo...
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Abstract Background: Discrimination is one or more unjustified negative behaviors towards a person based on one or more characteristics of that person. In the case of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) persons, they have been constant victims of stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination around the world. However, few scientific studies explore the...
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This research aims to examine the internal structure of the Research Self-efficacy Scale in the context of Puerto Rico by comparing two models: the original model of the scale composed of four factors and a bifactor model in which a general factor explains more significant variance in the items than the four factors of the first model. The sample c...
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought adverse consequences in several areas of a person's functioning, including economic, work, family, and academic. One area that has been little investigated in Puerto Rico is the effect of confinement on couples' sexual behavior. The objectives of the present study were: (1) analyze whether there are s...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is linked to a rise in mental health problems and the consequent devastating impact on social, political and health pillars. Puerto Rico has been no exception, including an aggressive and restrictive quarantine period, and several thousands of deaths attributed to the virus. The aim of this investigation is to examine the reli...
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The study's objective is to adapt a brief instrument that measures university incidence in the attitudes of graduate students towards research. This project is the initial phase of other investigation that aims to examine self-efficacy to investigate and its relationship with other academic variables in a sample of graduate students from Puerto Ric...
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This study analyzes the psychometric properties of the Subjective Happiness Scale in a sample of residents of Puerto Rico. A total of 300 adults participated in this psychometric study. The results of the studies showed adequate psy-chometric properties in the scale. The reliability index of the scale was of .91. The variance in the exploratory fac...
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This research examines the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Brief Religious Coping Scale (Brief-RCOPE) in a sample of 302 Puerto Rican adults. We examined its internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha), McDonald’s omega coefficient, construct validity, and factor structure. The Brief-RCOPE obtained an alpha coefficient of .94 in the...
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Introducción: Las luchas religiosas y espirituales son conflictos psicológicos asociados a la relación con una divinidad o a las prácticas y enseñanzas particulares de organizaciones religiosas. Estas luchas pueden afectar la salud y el bienestar, provocando angustia y dolor emocional. Objetivo: El propósito de este estudio fue desarrollar y valid...
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En Puerto Rico, al igual que otros países, se viven actitudes negativas hacia las minorías sexuales y de género, especialmente hacia personas lesbianas, gay y bisexuales (LGB). Diversos estudios en la isla han encontrado actitudes negativas y distancia social de parte de profesionales de la psicología hacia la comunidad LGB. Sin embargo, no se tení...
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The purpose of this study was to assess a Multidimensional Intelligences Model (Body, Emotional, Social, and Ecological Intelligences) as predictor of the coming out growth (COG) and acceptance (COA). This study had a quantitative method with an exploratory cross-sectional design. A total of 67 LGB participants completed the online survey. The resu...
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The impact of religious coping (RC) on health has been a subject of interest in recent years. Despite the increase in research on RC, in Puerto Rico there has not been identified studies aimed to examine the mediating role of positive (PRC) and negative (NRC) religious coping in mental health variables. Therefore, the objectives of the study are: (...
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This research examined the technological, occupational, and psychological demands of teleworking during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample consisted of 227 employees who experienced the transition from having a face-to-face job and moving to a teleworking modality due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Puerto Rico. The sample was composed mainly of women (...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the reliability and factorial structure of the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) in a sample of Puerto Ricans adults. The sample of this study was composed of 1,973 participants contacted through internet. The results of the studies showed adequate psychometric properties in the scale. The reliability index of...
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Introducción : El propósito de este estudio fue adaptar y validar el Coronavirus Anxiety Scale en una muestra de hispanos residentes en Puerto Rico. Este instrumento es un breve cernimiento de salud mental para identificar síntomas de ansiedad asociados específicamente al COVID-19. Método : Se utilizó un muestreo por disponibilidad y una muestra d...
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This study analyzes the psychometric properties of the Emotional Intimacy Scale (EIS) in couple relationships in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 382 Puerto Ricans participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a two-factor structure. These factors were identified as emotional closeness...
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La sobreabundancia y exposición a la informa-ción, difundida a gran escala por los diferentes me-dios de comunicación y artefactos tecnológicos, es una de las características que marcó los inicios del siglo XXI. Esto provocó que surgieran conceptos para describir un nuevo mal social, que ha perma-necido y se ha intensificado con el paso de los años...
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This research examined the technologic, academic, and psychological demands, experimented by a sample of 167 active university students from 17 institutions of higher education in Puerto Rico during may-june of 2020 during the pandemic of COVID-19. The sample was composed mainly by women (81.4%) with ages between 18 to 61 (M = 30.36, DE = 11.46). A...
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Depressive disorders may cause significant impairment in social, occupational, and academic areas of functioning. This research aims to analyze the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Spanish version of the eight-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-8) in a sample of 494 Puerto Rican adults. We analyzed the Cronbach alpha internal...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and preliminarily validate two instruments to measure attitudes of psychotherapists towards the trans community. The former instrument measures the attitudes of psychotherapists towards the transgender community and the latter, towards the transsexual community. The sample consisted of 131 participants recru...
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The present study analyzes the psychometric properties of the Social Distance Scale toward Trans Persons (DS-T) in a sample of psychology professionals and graduate students. In addition, it analyzes whether there are significant differences in the social distance to the trans community between psychology students and professionals. The sample had...
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Como editor en jefe de la Revista Caribeña de Psicología, para mí es un placer saludarles y un honor compartir con todos una breve reflexión sobre el presente y futuro de la psicología caribeña. La limitación de tiempo y espacio exige sintetizar un tema extenso, profundo y medular a varios señala-mientos puntuales con miras a desarrollar posibles v...
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The objective of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Relationship Assessment Scale (RAS) in a sample of Puerto Rican women. Relationship satisfaction can be defined as the global position towards partnered love relationships and the actual couple. The sample consisted of 1,009 women whom were involved...
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Anxiety disorders may cause impairment in the functioning of daily life. This research aims to examine the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) in a general sample of 302 Puerto Rican adults. We analyzed the Cronbach's alpha internal consistency, construct validity, discriminant validity, and fa...
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This article examines the psychometric properties of the Brief Cyberchondria Scale in a sample of Hispanics from Puerto Rico. A total of 320 Hispanics participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a two-dimensional structure: online health information search and health anxiety. The ten items compl...
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The main purpose of this research was to examine the construct validity of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21) in order to determine whether it is able to adequately discriminate between symptoms of depression and anxiety in the Hispanic population in Puerto Rico. This study has an instrumental design. A total of 1073 Hispanics part...
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The purpose of this online study was to develop an explicative model regarding the origin of infidelity-related behaviors on social networks for Hispanic women. We propose that sexual satisfaction and emotional intimacy have a direct impact on the satisfaction of couple relationships, and an indirect impact in the development of infidelity-related...
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This article examines the psychometric properties of the Illness Anxiety Scale in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 300 Puerto Ricans participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a one-dimensional structure. The 10 items complied with the criteria of discrimination. The reliability inde...
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Work passion is a persistent state of desire, based on cognitive and affective evaluations of job. This has been conceptualized as a two-factor construct (harmonious passion and obsessive passion). The aim of this research was developing an alternative measure of work passion and analyze its psychometric properties. To do this, items were developed...
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This study aimed to obtain the psychometric properties of the Patient Health Questionnaire for Depression (PHQ) in a sample of the Hispanic LGBT+ community. Besides, the factor structure of the PHQ was analyzed to examine which model (one-factor or two-factor model) presents the best evidence of validity. The PHQ was administered to 352 participant...
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This article examines the psychometric properties of the Flourishing Scale in the atheist community of Puerto Rico. A total of 380 atheists participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a one-dimensional structure. The eight items complied with the discrimination criteria. The reliability index of...
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The development of psychology has been significantly marked by the field of psychological measurement. During the last years the interest in studying the role of religious and spiritual aspects in mental health of the people in Puerto Rico has been reborn. However, until now there has been no review of religious and spiritual measures validated in...
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Spirituality and religion are ancient concepts whose study has been of great interest in various branches of science. However, it was not until the middle of the 20th century, where research related to issues of spirituality, religion and health began to be important. The objective of this study is to carry out a review and bibliometric analysis wi...
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The main purpose of this research is to evaluate whether having a partner is a protective factor for depression and suicidal ideations in the LGBT community of Puerto Rico and to examine the possible differences that may exist in depression levels according to their relationship status. This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. The Patient Healt...
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The aim of this study was to assess if there is an existing correlation between peripheral persuasion and political polarization in a sample of voters from Puerto Rico. With this purpose, we recruited a convenience sample of 357 active voters according to the Puerto Rico State Commission on Elections. Descriptive and correlational analyses were mad...
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The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Perception of Infidelity in Social Networks Scale. A total of 300 Puerto Rican adults participated in this psychometric study. The sample was selected by availability. The results confirmed that the scale has a one-dimensional structure. A total of 12 items complied with the criteria of disc...
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Breve Comentario sobre el Libro Ateos y Agnósticos en Puerto Rico. Este libro fue editado por Alfonso Martínez-Taboas, Margarita Francia-Martínez, Coralee Pérez-Pedrogo y Nery-Jo Fernández-Ortiz.
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La investigación desde el punto de vista académico, sirve como base para la creación de conocimientos y verificación de trabajos realizados a través del método científico. Las destrezas investigativas desarrolladas en la academia, forman parte del colectivo de información que, una vez comprobadas empíricamente, serán de beneficio para la población...
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The following study analyses the psychometric properties of the Attitudes Towards Physical Exercise and Sport Scale (AHEFD-11) in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 255 Puerto Ricans participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The results reflected a three-factor solution as the most appropriate to explain the variance in the...
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The objective of this study was to develop a short version of the Subjective Sexual Satisfaction Scale. Two independent studies were carried out with this purpose. The first study, of 200 participants, analyzed the reliability and factorial structure of the scale with strict criteria of item selection. In the second study, of 275 participants, a co...
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This study analyzes the psychometric properties of the Brief Inventory of Behaviors related to infidelity in social networks in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 350 Puerto Ricans participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a one-dimensional structure. The eight items on the scale met...
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El desarrollo espiritual es un proceso de búsqueda, autoconocimiento, conectividad, significado, maduración, y contribución social, que favorece el crecimiento personal. Este proceso, usualmente es dirigido por una fuerte creencia en el poder de la humanidad o por elementos sagrados. El objetivo de este capítulo es establecer un espacio de interés...
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The present study evaluates the psychometric properties of the Conflicts in Romantic Relationships Over Facebook Use Scale with a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 300 Puerto Ricans participated in this confirmatory and psychometric study. The results confirmed that the scale has a multidimensional structure. These dimensions are: Partner F...
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Religious coping (RC) is a situation management strategy that uses religious and behaviors belief to prevent and alleviate negative consequences of stressful events. The objective of this research was to assess whether high levels of RC are negatively associated with the risk of suffering depressive symptoms in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. To t...
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Currently, not much has been written about the empirical psychological well-being of the atheist community in Puerto Rico and Latin America. The objective of the present study is to analyze if there are statistically significant differences in the levels of life satisfaction and psychological flourishing between believers in God and self-identified...
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The following study analyses the psychometric properties of the Attitudes Towards Physical Exercise and Sport Scale (AHEFD-11) in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 255 Puerto Ricans participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The results reflected a three-factor solution as the most appropriate to explain the variance in the...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the association between sexual satisfaction, satisfaction in the couple, satisfaction with life and religiosity in a sample of Christian marriages of Puerto Rico. A non-probabilistic sample of 110 Christian participants was collected and with partner. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyzes of ANOVA...
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Psychology and religion were seen as mutually exclusive and dichotomous in its beginning. However, during the last decades has taken place the incorporation of a modern vision that integrates the development of clinical techniques with spiritual basis within the clinical work, relieving the tensions between psychology and religion. The aim of this...
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Satisfaction with life is one of the fundamental components of subjective well-being whose origins in research date back to the 1980s. However, no empirical research on this topic has been carried out in Puerto Rico, nor has it been statistically analyzed sociodemographic characteristics in terms of satisfaction with life. The objective of this stu...
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This article examines the psychometric properties of the Flourishing Scale in Puerto Rico. Three studies were carried out with this purpose. The first study, of 665 participants , analyzed the reliability and factorial structure of the scales. The second study, of 821 participants, carried out a confirmatory factorial analysis. The third study, of...
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The objective of this research was to assess the effect of spirituality and self-efficacy in the mental health of caregivers of patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Four styles of spiritual coping were examined to identify which of them can function as protective or risk factors for caregivers of patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Int...
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Spirituality is defined as the multidimensional capacity of search for meaning and connection in relationships with oneself, other people, nature or the sacred. The aim of this study was to analyze the reliability and factor structure of Personal Spirituality Scale (PSS-R) in a sample of Puerto Ricans adults. A total of 577 Puerto Ricans participat...
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The purpose of this study is to describe the practice of sexting in Puerto Rico, while exploring its possible impact in the couple satisfaction. We collected the analyzed data from a sample of 504 Puerto Rican adults selected by availability and it was studied using a non-experimental exploratory ex post facto design. The analysis showed that most...
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This article examines the psychometric properties of the Discrimination Perceived in the LGBT (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender) Community Scale in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. A total of 305 individuals from the LGBT community participated in this explorato- ry and psychometric study. The results indicated that the scale fits better i...
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The main purpose of this research was to evaluate interactions between spirituality, sensation seeking and high-risk sexual behavior, with the intention of corroborating or discarding spirituality as a moderating variable in this relationship. To test the moderating effect, we surveyed 563 Puerto Rican adults, selected by availability. The average...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate if interference of technology (technoference) directly relates with couple’s satisfaction, and an indirect effect on the psychological well-being and mental health of Puerto Rican women. We collected a non-probabilistic sample of 342 Puerto Rican women, selected by availability. The statistical analyses sho...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate if frequent cell phone use (phubbing) has a direct impact in the couple’s satisfaction, and an indirect effect on the psychological well-being and mental health of Puerto Rican. Study 1 examines the psychometric properties of the Partner Phubbing Scale and the Cell Phone Conflict Scale. The scales were foun...
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This article examines the psychometric properties of the Religious Coping Strategies Inventory (IEAR) in a sample of Puerto Rican adults. Religious coping methods are ways of understanding and dealing with negative life events that are related to the sacred. A total of 350 Puerto Ricans participated in this exploratory and psychometric study. The r...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the reliability, factorial structure and validity indicators of the Couple Satisfaction Scale (ESP-10). Couples satisfaction can be defined as the positive or negative self- evaluation that the person performs over their current relationship. This self-assessment will depend on the fulfillment of the needs and e...
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Objective: Analyze the differences in psychological well-being of Puerto Rican adults according to the age, gender, social economic level, civil status, religion and academic preparation. Method: González-Rivera et al. (2016) adaptation of Ryff's Psychological Well-Being Scales (PWB) was administered to a sample of 328 participants (200 women and 1...
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At present, there is enough empirical evidence that shows the positive effect of spirituality in mental health. However, just a few theorists have attempted to include the spiritual dimension in their therapeutic models. In consequence, many professionals lack of models and practical guidelines to gives them direction when they have to make clinica...
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The Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale is the most widely used instrument to assess self-esteem. Self-esteem is defined as a feeling towards oneself, positive or negative, that is constructed through a self-evaluation of one's own characteristics. The aim of this study was to analyze the reliability, validity and factor structure of EAR in a sample of Pue...
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The purpose of this study is to explore if there is a significant correlation between spirituality, religious practices, and psychological well-being in a sample of 328 Puerto Rican adults, between the ages of 21 to 65 years. The sample was selected by availability, and was studied using a non-experimental exploratory ex post facto design. As a res...
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Several studies have found that countries with high religious participation are significantly associated with mental health. Religion is a social institution very important for most Puerto Rican. In this study, we review the publications that discuss the relationship between religiousness and mental health in Puerto Rican context. Despite the enorm...
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The objectives of this study are to develop and to analyze the psychometric properties of the Personal Religiousness Scale (ERP) in a sample of Puerto Ricans adults. A total of 506 Puerto Ricans participated in this psychometric study. I analyze the psychometric properties of the ERP with confirmatory factor analysis using structural equation model...
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This article examines the psychometric properties of the Personal Spirituality Scale (EEP) in a sample of Puerto Ricans adults. Spirituality is defined as the multidimensional capacity of search for meaning and connection in relationships with oneself, other people, nature or the sacred. A total of 347 Puerto Ricans participated in this psychometri...
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The scientific literature identifies atheist community as a marginalized group that perceives discrimination and usually seen as a target of social rejection. However, in Puerto Rico there are no studies to explore this issue or its impact on the psychological well-being of atheists. Accordingly, the purpose of our study was to examine the mediator...
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The aim of this study was to analyze the reliability, factorial structure and validity indicators of the sexual satisfaction scale. Subjective sexual satisfaction can be defined as an affective response arising from one's subjective evaluation of the positive and negative dimensions associated with one's sexual relationship. A total of 615 Puerto R...
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Objective: In the interest of understanding the impact of religiosity on Puerto Ricans, the aim of this study was to is to explore if there is a significant correlation between religiosity, psychological well-being and satisfaction with life. In turn, it examines whether religiosity has any moderating effect on the relationship between psychologica...
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The present work examines the psychometric properties of the spirituality scale proposed by Delaney in Puerto Ricans adults. The Spirituality Scale is a holistic instrument that attempts to measure the beliefs, intuitions, lifestyle choices, practices, and rituals representative of the human spiritual dimension. A total of 328 Puerto Ricans partici...
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Luego de ofrecer varios talleres a estudiantes doctorales de psicología clínica sobre la Terapia de Aceptación y Compromiso, surgió la idea por parte de los participantes de sintetizar el contenido de los talleres de formación en un manual que sirva de guía didáctica para aquellos profesionales que se están iniciando en el maravilloso, pero complej...