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

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Research

    University student’s engagement: development of the University Student Engagement Inventory (USEI)

    Student engagement is a key factor in academic achievement and degree completion, though there is much debate about the operationalization and dimensionality of this construct. The goal of this paper is to des...

    João Maroco, Ana Lúcia Maroco, Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos and Jennifer A. Fredricks

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:21

    Published on: 19 April 2016

  5. Research

    Adaptation and preliminary validation evidences of the School Climate Questionnaire – Revised, Elementary and Middle School Version (SCS-MS)

    This study presents the procedures for adapting the School Climate Survey – Revised, Elementary and Middle School Version (SCS-MS) to the Brazilian context and demonstrates the first evidence of the validity o...

    Giovanna Wanderley Petrucci, Juliane Callegaro Borsa, Bruno Figueiredo Damásio and Silvia Helena Koller

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:25

    Published on: 19 April 2016

  6. Research

    Social Conduct Scale (SCS): a psychometric investigation

    The social conduct of an individual comprises all the interpersonal behaviors that he or she exhibits in the social contexts he or she is exposed to. The Social Conduct Scale (SCS) is a self-report instrument ...

    Caroline Tozzi Reppold, Nelson Hauck Filho, Claudio Simon Hutz and Marco Antônio Pereira Teixeira

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:24

    Published on: 19 April 2016

  7. Research

    Are happier people less vulnerable to rumination, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress? Evidence from a large scale disaster

    The present longitudinal study tested hypotheses about the relationship of subjective well-being and neuroticism with rumination, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress in university students after a large scale d...

    Cristian Zanon, Claudio S. Hutz, Caroline T. Reppold and Markus Zenger

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:20

    Published on: 19 April 2016

  8. Research

    Portuguese validation of the Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation Scale (SCBE-30)

    The Social Competence and Behavior Evaluation Scale (SCBE-30) is a 30-item questionnaire designed to assess preschoolers’ behavioral problems (externalizing and internalizing) and social competence. It is wide...

    Alejandro Vásquez Echeverría, Tânia Rocha, Joana Costa Leite, Pedro Teixeira and Orlanda Cruz

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:22

    Published on: 19 April 2016

  9. Research

    Evidences of validity and reliability of the Luria-Nebraska Test for Children

    This paper aimed to verify evidences of validity and reliability of Luria-Nebraska Test for Children (TLN-C, in Portuguese). Three hundred eighty-seven students aged 6–13 years old, with learning difficulties,...

    Ricardo Franco de Lima, Mateus Silvestrin, Fernanda de Lima, Patrícia Abreu Pinheiro Crenitte and Sylvia Maria Ciasca

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:13

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  10. Research

    Adaptation and validation of the psychosocial values questionnaire to the context of Brazilian and Portuguese teenagers

    The aim of this work was to adapt and validate the Psychosocial Values Questionnaire (PVQ-24) for application to Portuguese and Brazilian adolescents and to test the content, structure and compatibility hypoth...

    Samuel Lins, Gabrielle Poeschl, Tiago Jessé Souza de Lima, Luana Elayne Cunha de Souza and Cícero Roberto Pereira

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:12

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  11. Research

    An application of item response theory to psychological test development

    Item response theory (IRT) has become a popular methodological framework for modeling response data from assessments in education and health; however, its use is not widespread among psychologists. This paper ...

    Cristian Zanon, Claudio S. Hutz, Hanwook (Henry) Yoo and Ronald K. Hambleton

    Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica 2016 29:18

    Published on: 18 April 2016

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