Psychological assessment

The psychological assessment section is focused on the advancement of psychological science such as practice and ethics of psychological assessment in its various contexts (including work on issues related to psychological measurement and psychometrics, adaptation, development, validation and standardization of instruments), the use of instruments for the purposes of psychological assessment, psychodiagnostic, evaluation of interventions or programs and case studies involving the use of instruments.

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  1. Research

    A validation study of the Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale for Children

    Recent studies on the life satisfaction in children and young people have investigated its association with vulnerability, discrimination, the individual’s school environment and network of relationships, and ...

    Cynthia Cassoni, Edna Maria Marturano, Susana Coimbra and Anne Marie Fontaine

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:14

    Published on: 6 July 2017

  2. Research

    Translation and validation of the Mind-Wandering Test for Spanish adolescents

    Working memory capacity and fluent intelligence influence cognitive capacity as a predictive value of success. In line with this, one matter appears, that of mind wandering, which partly explains the variabili...

    Carlos Salavera, Fernando Urcola-Pardo, Pablo Usán and Laurane Jarie

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:12

    Published on: 2 June 2017

  3. Research

    Group cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents with ADHD

    The present study analyzed the use of group CBT protocol to treat ADHD by comparing two types of treatment, unimodal (medication only) and multimodal (medication combined with CBT), in terms of their effects o...

    Luzia Flavia Coelho, Deise Lima Fernandes Barbosa, Sueli Rizzutti, Orlando Francisco Amodeo Bueno and Monica Carolina Miranda

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:11

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  4. Research

    Brazilian study of adaptation and psychometric properties of the Coping Health Inventory for Parents

    The Coping Health Inventory for Parents (CHIP) evaluates coping patterns of parents of chronically ill children and assesses different coping strategies using three subscales. This study aimed to translate and...

    Regina Basso Zanon, Mônia Aparecida Da Silva, Euclides José De Mendonça Filho, Denise Ruschel Bandeira, Manoel Antônio Dos Santos, Ricardo Halpern and Cleonice Alves Bosa

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:10

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  5. Review

    Scale development: ten main limitations and recommendations to improve future research practices

    The scale development process is critical to building knowledge in human and social sciences. The present paper aimed (a) to provide a systematic review of the published literature regarding current practices ...

    Fabiane F. R. Morgado, Juliana F. F. Meireles, Clara M. Neves, Ana C. S. Amaral and Maria E. C. Ferreira

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:3

    Published on: 25 January 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:5

  6. Research

    Predictors of happiness among retired from urban and rural areas in Brazil

    This study compared differences in degree of happiness, social support, activities performed, and health and economic situation among retirees from urban and rural areas in Minas Gerais State in Brazil. The in...

    Silvia Miranda Amorim, Lucia Helena de F. P. França and Felipe Valentini

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2017 30:2

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  7. Research

    Self-report personality tests and medical school selection

    There has been a growing interest on the assessment of personality when selecting medical students. However, how faking may affect its usefulness has been poorly addressed. Therefore, we aimed to assess the fa...

    Isabel Lourinho, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Milton Severo

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:48

    Published on: 15 December 2016

  8. Research

    Tolerance of abuse within Mexican adolescent relationships

    Violence in interpersonal relationships in young people has been the subject of several studies in recent years. Studies of dating violence show that one of the resources available for the young to help percei...

    Lourdes Cortés Ayala, Carolina Bringas Molleda, Cristina Estrada Pineda, M Ángeles Antuña Bellerín, Luis Rodríguez Franco and Francisco Javier Rodríguez Diaz

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:46

    Published on: 28 November 2016

  9. Research

    Authentic Leadership Questionnaire: invariance between samples of Brazilian and Portuguese employees

    The Authentic Leadership Questionnaire (ALQ) is used to assess authentic leadership (AL). Although ALQ is often used in empirical research, cross-cultural studies with this measure are scarce. Aiming to contribut...

    Clarissa S. Cervo, Lisete dos Santos Mendes Mónico, Nuno Rebelo dos Santos, Claudio Simon Hutz and Leonor Pais

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:40

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  10. Research

    Development of the Arithmetic Subtest of the School Achievement Test-Second Edition

    The School Achievement Test (Teste de Desempenho Escolar, TDE) has been widely used in clinical and educational contexts for the past 22 years. Arithmetic disorders are frequent among children and teenagers, requ...

    Vanisa Fante Viapiana, Euclides José de Mendonça Filho, Rochele Paz Fonseca, Claudia Hofheinz Giacomoni and Lilian Milnitsky Stein

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:39

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  11. Research

    An application of the Rasch model to reading comprehension measurement

    An effective reading comprehension measurement demands robust psychometric tools that allow teachers and researchers to evaluate the educational practices and track changes in students’ performance. In this st...

    Sandra Santos, Irene Cadime, Fernanda Leopoldina Viana, Gerardo Prieto, Séli Chaves-Sousa, Alina Galvão Spinillo and Iolanda Ribeiro

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:38

    Published on: 29 June 2016

  12. Research

    A short version of the questionnaire of metamemory in Adulthood (MIA) in Portuguese

    The aim of this study was to develop a short version of the Metamemory in Adulthood Questionnaire (MIA) in Brazilian Portuguese. The original MIA is an instrument in english composed by 108 items, divided into...

    Gabriela Campelo, Maxciel Zortea, Renan Saraiva, Wagner Machado, Juliana Burges Sbicigo, Joice Dickel Segabinazi, Camila Gastal, Goiara Mendonça de Castilho and Jerusa Fumagalli Salles

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:37

    Published on: 27 June 2016

  13. Research

    Relationship between coping and subjective well-being of elderly from the interior of the Brazilian Northeast

    The objective of this study was to verify how the coping strategies, applied to health problems of the elderly, are related to the levels of Subjective Well-Being (SWB) in a cluster sample of 381 elderly peopl...

    Rafael Pereira Nunes, Rômulo Lustosa Pimenteira de Melo, Edivan Gonçalves da Silva Júnior and Maria do Carmo Eulálio

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:33

    Published on: 22 April 2016

  14. Research

    Construct validity and reliability of Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire – Brazilian version

    The Revised Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (OBVQ) is among the few bullying assessment instruments with well-established psychometric properties in different countries. Nevertheless, the psychometric proper...

    Francine Guimarães Gonçalves, Elizeth Heldt, Bianca Nascimento Peixoto, Gabriela Adamatti Rodrigues, Marcelly Filipetto and Luciano Santos Pinto Guimarães

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:27

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  15. Research

    Conception and validation of the Behavioral Intentions Scale of Organizational Citizenship (BISOC)

    This study aimed to construct and validate the Behavioral Intentions of Organizational Citizenship Scale (BISOC). Organizational citizenship consists of measures of voluntary behaviors, which are beneficial to...

    Ana Cristina Passos Gomes Menezes, Igor Gomes Menezes, Jersica Assis Lozado and Antonio Virgílio Bittencourt Bastos

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:35

    Published on: 20 April 2016

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