Víctor Benito Arias

Víctor Benito Arias
Universidad de Salamanca · Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos

PhD

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Introduction
Víctor Benito Arias currently works at the Departamento de Personalidad, Evaluación y Tratamiento Psicológicos, Universidad de Salamanca. Víctor does research in Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Quantitative Psychology. Their current project is 'Assessment of ADHD in children with intellectual disability'.
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January 2009 - January 2011
Universidad de Valladolid
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Publications (106)
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We tested first-order factor and bifactor models of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) to adequately summarize the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, (DSM-IV-TR) symptoms observed in a Spanish sample of preschoo...
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Background: In the last decade, the bifactor model of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been extensively researched. This model consists of an ADHD general dimension and two specific factors: inattention (IN) and hyperactivity/impulsivity (HI). All studies conclude that the bifactor is superior to the traditional two correlated fa...
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In self-report surveys, it is common that some individuals do not pay enough attention and effort to give valid responses. Our aim was to investigate the extent to which careless and insufficient effort responding contributes to the biasing of data. We performed analyses of dimensionality, internal structure, and data reliability of four personalit...
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Background In three recent studies, Maul demonstrated that sets of nonsense items can acquire excellent psychometric properties. Our aim was to find out why responses to nonsense items acquire a well-defined structure and high internal consistency. Method We designed two studies. In the first study, 610 participants responded to eight items where...
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Objective: To investigate whether the psychometric properties of the general factor of personality (GFP) obtained through self-reported measures support its interpretation as a substantive dimension of general order. Method: We estimated oblique and orthogonal bifactor exploratory structural equation models of the Big Five. Results: The GFP explain...
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This article examines the analysis and interpretation of wording effects associated with using direct and reverse items in psychological assessment. Previous research using bifactor models has suggested a substantive nature of this effect. The present study uses mixture modeling to systematically examine an alternative hypothesis to surpass acknowl...
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In survey data, inconsistent responses due to careless/insufficient effort (C/IE) can lead to problems of replicability and validity. However, data cleaning prior to the main analyses is not yet a standard practice. We investigated the effect of C/IE responses on the structure of personality survey data. For this purpose, we analyzed the structure...
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Response biases related to wording effects, the inconsistent responding to regular and reversed self-report items, are pervasive in the behavioral and health sciences. Although several factor modeling strategies have been proposed to mitigate their adverse effects, there is limited simulation research assessing their performance with exploratory st...
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Background: Psychotropic medication is frequently administered to people with intellectual disability with mental health and/or behavioural problems, instead of other non-pharmacological interventions. This study describes the mental health and behavioural problems of people aging with intellectual disability, their psychotropic medication intake,...
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El trastorno de ansiedad social (TAS) es uno de los trastornos más frecuentes a nivel mundial. El objetivo de este estudio fue comprobar la eficacia del nuevo programa “Intervención multidimensional para la ansiedad social” (IMAS) para el tratamiento del TAS. Participaron 67 personas diagnosticadas con TAS, según el DSM-5, evaluadas mediante una en...
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Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is one of the most prevalent disorders worldwide. The goal of this study was to test the effectiveness of the new program “Multidimensional Intervention for Social Anxiety” (MISA) for the treatment of SAD. Sixty-seven people diagnosed with SAD, according to the DSM-5, participated in this study, and they were assessed...
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A common method to collect information in the behavioral and health sciences is the self-report. However, the validity of self-reports is frequently threatened by response biases, particularly those associated with inconsistent responses to positively and negatively worded items of the same dimension, known as wording effects. Modeling strategies b...
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This article examines wording effects when positive and negative worded items are included in psychological assessment. Wordings effects have been analyzed in the literature using statistical approaches based on population homogeneity assumptions (i.e., CFA, SEM), commonly adopting the bifactor model to separate trait variance and wording effects....
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People with intellectual disability (ID) and extensive support needs experience poorer quality of life than their peers whose disability is not as severe. Many of them live in residential settings that limit community participation and prevent them from exercising control over their lives. This work analyzes the extent to which professional practic...
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Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders in children with intellectual disabilities (ID). However, the high variability of results in prevalence studies suggests problems that should be investigated further, such as the possible overlap between some ODD symptoms and challenging behaviors that are especia...
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An evaluation of support needs is fundamental to the provision of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Services should be organized by considering the support that people need to improve their quality of life and enforce their rights as citizens. This systematic review is conducted to analyze the rigor and usefulness...
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Several studies have reported the factor structure of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The results show models with different number of factors, high correlations between factors, and symptoms that belong to different factors in different models without affecting the fit index. These elements could supp...
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Despite the advances on the assessment of quality of life, this concept is barely studied and is riddled with important limitations for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This paper is aimed at validating a questionnaire to assess quality of life of children with ASD and intellectual disability. Based on the KidsLife Scale, geared toward pe...
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Background/aims: Medical and behavioral needs are relevant in organizing and providing support strategies that improve the quality of life for children, along with their families. The present study aims to examine the impact of medical and behavioral needs on the need for support of children with disabilities. Methods: Health and education profe...
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History classes in Secondary Education form a teaching and learning space with practices that are nourished by two traditional epistemological and methodological models. To counter these models, a training program was carried out in the specialty of Geography and History of the Teacher Training Master’s aimed at changing their methodological and ep...
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Resumen Las clases de historia en Educación Secundaria forman un espacio de enseñanza y aprendizaje con unas prácticas que se nutren de dos modelos epistemológicos y metodológicos tradicionales. Frente a estos modelos, se realiza un programa formativo en la especialidad de Geografía e Historia del Máster de Formación del Profesorado destinado a cam...
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Se desarrolla en este texto un estudio de dos casos de niños con sintomatología TDHA (Trastorno por Déficit de Atención con Hiperactividad) en el ámbito escolar. Se realiza una intervención psicoeducativa específica desde un enfoque inclusivo y constructivista. Se evalúan las mejoras respecto a los indicadores seleccionados. Dentro del programa de...
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The Supports Intensity Scale–Children’s Version (SIS-C) is the only available tool to assess extraordinary support needs for children and adolescents with intellectual disability. In past years, several works have proclaimed the need for its ongoing improvement as a measurement instrument. To contribute to this line of research, the goal of this wo...
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Life expectancy of people with intellectual disability (ID) has increased in recent decades. However, there is little evidence of whether these extra years of life are spent in good health. The aim of this study, conducted in Spain, is to obtain information about the prevalence of chronic health conditions in people with ID over the age of 44 and c...
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Research has highlighted that no instrument with adequate evidence of validity and reliability currently exists to assess quality of life (QoL) in children with Down syndrome (DS). Important limitations have been pointed out when existingQoL instruments for children with intellectual disability are applied to this population. The main goal of this...
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Background: It is unknown whether the Supports Intensity Scale-Children's version (SIS-C) is valid and useful to assess support needs for children with motor and intellectual disabilities. Aims: (a) To assess the structural validity of the SIS-C using factor analyses in a sample of children with motor disabilities; and (b) to analyze the SIS-C's...
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Background: This study assessed the equivalence of the measurement of support needs between children with intellectual disability (ID) and children with intellectual and motor disabilities (IMD) and compared both groups in the different domains of support. Method: The Supports Intensity Scale-Children's Version was used to assess the support nee...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of a trainer's interpersonal relations from the perspective of autonomy support and controlling style on sportspeople's basic need satisfaction and frustration, motivation, and resilience. The study used a cross-sectional design based on self-determination theory (SDT). Sportspeople (N = 324) comp...
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Background: The purposes of this study were to empirically determine whether the support needs construct is generalizable across children with and without intellectual disability and to conduct cross-group comparisons to explore how extraordinary and non-extraordinary support needs differ in children. Method: One thousand thirty-six children (81...
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This paper analyzes the links that exist between the perceptions of teachers-in-training regarding the use of digital resources in the Secondary Education classroom and their own methodological and epistemological conceptions. Shulman’s theories continue to largely guide current research on teacher knowledge. However, the impact caused by the new t...
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El DSM-5 requiere para el diagnóstico del trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH) la presencia de, al menos, seis síntomas en cualquiera de los dos grupos (déficit de atención e hiperactividad/impulsividad), dando lugar a tres subtipos o presentaciones posibles del trastorno. Sin embargo, este procedimiento de clasificación no h...
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Purpose A common and frequent consequence of an acquired brain injury (ABI) is the diminished quality of life (QoL) of affected people. Because the majority of existing QoL instruments assess health-related domains, new instruments that allow for the evaluation of the QoL from an integral perspective that considers the context and personal factors...
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El espacio y tiempo de recreo resulta un escenario privilegiado en el desarrollo socioafectivo, cognitivo y motor, y es probablemente uno de los momentos de la jornada escolar en el que los alumnos tienen más oportunidades para relacionarse y disfrutar con sus compañeros en un contexto natural. Los estudiantes con trastorno de espectro autista (TEA...
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Los niños con autismo se ubican habitualmente en las zonas periféricas de sus redes de sociales, con menos amistades recíprocas y peores resultados en su percepción de diferentes dimensiones de la amistad. El estudio de la precisión de los informantes es relevante porque el comportamiento social puede estar más asociado con la percepción de las rel...
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Background: Given the high rates of suicide in the adolescent population and the reluctance of this population to seek help, developing proactive and effective strategies to timely detect individuals at high risk for suicide in non-clinical contexts is a worldwide recognized need. A series of brief self-report questionnaires have been developed fo...
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Improving the assessment of the quality of educational programs is one of the main objectives of research in heritage education. However, we do not have an instrument that is brief, objective and allows the use of a common standard for unbiased quality comparison between different programs. The objective of this study has been to design and develop...
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Objective: This study examined the psychometric properties of the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale-Self Report (LSAS-SR) based on a large sample recruited from 16 Latin American countries, Spain, and Portugal. Methods: Two groups of participants were included in the study: a non-clinical sample involving 31,243 community subjects and a clinical samp...
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Background The Mini-IPIP scales (Donellan et al., 2006) are possibly one of the most commonly used short inventories for measuring the Big Five Factors of personality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of two Mini-IPIP Spanish short forms, one balanced and one positively wording (PW). Method Two samples, one from n...
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Dataset Dataset of all participants (Chilean and US samples) and all items (Regular Spanish, Positive Wording Spanish and Regular English).
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The Mini-IPIP Scales Spanish and English versions (Chilean and U.S. descriptives) Note. Mini-IPIP Spanish was adapted from Donellan et al., (2006); E, Extraversion; A, Agreeableness; C, Conscientiousness; N, Neuroticism; O, Openness; #, Item administration order; R, Reverse scored (recoded); nChilean = 518; n−ChileanPW = 278; nU.S. = 367.
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Mini-IPIP scales Spanish versions
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PANAS-C10 Spanish version Note. PANAS C-10 was adapted from Damasio et al., (2013); PA, Positive Affect; NA, Negative Affect; #, Item administration order.
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This mixed-methods study examined differences in social interaction patterns between a school-age boy with autism and his friends, non-reciprocal friends, and non-friends during recess time at a mainstream school (third grade of elementary school). Through a combination of observational methodology and social network analysis with an idiographic, f...
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Background: Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is considered a valid diagnosis for children with intellectual disability, no studies have evaluated the invariance of ADHD symptom ratings across children with and without intellectual disability. Method: Parents completed ratings on the ADHD symptoms for 189 children with intell...
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Mejorar la evaluación de la calidad de los programas educativos es uno de los principales objetivos de investigación en educación patrimonial. Sin embargo, no se dispone de un instrumento que sea breve, objetivo y que permita el uso de un estándar común para la comparación insesgada de la calidad entre distintos programas. El objetivo de este estud...
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La evaluación de la ansiedad social (AS) en España, Portugal e Iberoamérica se realiza habitualmente con cuestionarios originados de forma no empírica en países anglosajones, lo que plantea importantes dificultades. Con el fin de tener una medida adaptada a las situaciones y características de los países de habla española y portuguesa se construyó...
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La Escala KidsLife-TEA (Gómez et al., 2018) evalúa resultados personales relacionados con calidad de vida en niños y jóvenes con autismo y discapacidad intelectual entre 4 y 21 años. Su principal finalidad es identificar el perfil de calidad de vida de la persona, con evidencias de validez y fiabilidad, para la puesta en marcha de prácticas basadas...
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During the present decade a large body of research has employed confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to evaluate the factor structure of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) across multiple languages and cultures. However, because CFA can produce strongly biased estimations when the population cross-loadings differ meaningfully from zer...
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Background For the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) proposes that adherence to six symptoms in either group (inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity) will lead to the diagnosis of one of three presentations of the disorder. Underlying this diagnostic al...
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Background: Children with autism spectrum disorder have been shown to be on the periphery of their social networks more often; to receive lower scores on companionship, closeness, intimacy and help; and to have fewer reciprocal friendships compared to their typical peers. Non-reciprocal friendships are a relatively unexplored phenomenon; however, a...
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Background: Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in young individuals. Timely and adequate identification of individuals with suicidal ideation could prevent from suicidal behavior. Psychotic experiences (PE) have been shown to increase levels of suicidal ideation (SI) in the general population. Therefore, detailed investigation of the re...
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Background The aim of this study was to examine the characteristics associated with the grieving process among a population with intellectual disability and the influence of particular variables. Materials and Methods The sample was composed of 380 participants with intellectual disability, on whose behalf 149 professionals completed a 20‐item que...
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Background Suicide is the second cause one of the leading causes of death in young individuals. Timely and adequate identification of individuals with suicidal ideation could prevent from suicidal behavior. Psychotic experiences (PE) have been shown to increase levels of suicidal ideation (SI) in the general population. Therefore, detailed investig...
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Spanish Autism Research Coauthorship Network I Encuentro AETAPI de Investigación Universidad de Sevilla Facultad de Psicología 02-02-2018 Power Point Presentation
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Resumen: Con el desarrollo de nuevos instrumentos de evaluación, la salud mental de las personas con discapacidad intelectual ha suscitado un interés creciente en los últimos años. Algunos trabajos parecen indicar que estas personas pueden padecer psicopatologías comórbidas con una frecuencia similar o superior a la población general, sin embargo,...
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Resumen: Aunque los problemas de conducta y la presencia de trastornos mentales afectan a las personas con discapacidad intelectual, no está claro el tipo de relación entre ambos y los factores que pueden contribuir a su aparición. El objetivo de este trabajo fue estimar la prevalencia de alteraciones graves de conducta entre las personas con dis-...
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Resumen: Sigue abierto el debate de si el trastorno por déficit de atención con hiperactividad (TDAH) es un síndrome válido para su diagnóstico en niños con discapacidad intelectual. Si bien los grupos sintomáticos habituales (inatención, impulsividad e hiperactividad) son exhibidos por personas con DI, existen dificultades para juzgar hasta qué pu...
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En los últimos años ha aumentado considerablemente la investigación en torno al diagnóstico de trastornos mentales en personas con discapacidad intelectual. Sin embargo, la gran mayoría de estos estudios han dado resultados inconsistentes y aun contradictorios, o han utilizado muestras de tamaño muy limitado. En el presente estudio nos propusimos e...
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The study aims to examine the structure of third sector professionals’ attitudes towards people with disabilities. A novel approach is proposed from network psychometrics called exploratory graph analysis, in which the nodes represent the attitudes and the relational links represent the estimated statistical relationships. The Attitudes Scale towar...
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Raw data from "Testing the generality of the general factor of personality: An exploratory bifactor approach" (accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences)
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Con la finalidad de actualizar el trabajo de Belinchón et al. (2010) se analizó la estructura de las redes de colaboración, temáticas y fuentes de financiación en investigación en autismo, a nivel nacional, entre 2008 y 2017. En particular se examinaron los artículos publicados en revistas de impacto (Social Sciences Citation Index) durante este pe...
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The main goal was to test if children with intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) show lower quality of life (QOL) in comparison to those with ID but not ASD. The KidsLife Scale was applied to 1,060 children with ID (25% with ASD), aged 4-21 years old. Those with ASD showed lower scores in several QOL domains but, when the...
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Background and objective: Measuring quality of life (QoL) in people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) can help organisations and practitioners to implement evidence-based practices and develop person-centred planning and individualised supports. There is no reliable and valid instrument for assessing QoL in people with ID in Colombia. We invest...
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Support needs represent the intensity of support required by a person with a disability in order to take part in the activities related to normative human functioning. The Supports Intensity Scale for Children (SIS-C; Thompson et al., 2016) is possibly the most promising tool for assessing and designing individualized support programs in children w...
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Given the lack of any Chinese instrument validated for Emotional Intelligence (EI) among adolescents, the purpose of this study was to explore new sources of validity evidence drawn from scores on the EQ-i: YV-S in a sample of Chinese adolescents. The sample was composed of 406 adolescents (236 girls). Results support the multidimensionality of the...