The early memories of warmth and safeness scale for adolescents: Cross-sample validation of the complete and brief versions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621755
Title:
The early memories of warmth and safeness scale for adolescents: Cross-sample validation of the complete and brief versions
Authors:
Vagos, Paula ( 0000-0003-4372-3930 ) ; Ribeiro da Silva, Diana; Brazão, Nélio; Rijo, Daniel; Gilbert, Paul ( 0000-0001-8431-9892 )
Abstract:
This work presents psychometric analyses on the Early Memories of Warmth and Safeness Scale, which intends to evaluate the subjective perception of ones' early rearing experiences. Factor structure, measurement invariance, latent mean comparisons and validity in relation to external variables (i.e., forms of self-criticism/self-assurance, experiential avoidance and depressive, anxious and stress symptoms) were investigated. A sample of 1464 adolescents (52.3% male adolescents, mean age = 16.16, standard deviation = 1.51) was used, including 1064 participants recruited from schools, 192 participants recruited from foster care facilities and 208 boys recruited from juvenile justice facilities. A shortened version of the scale was also developed and subjected to the same psychometric analyses. A one-factor measurement model was a good fit for the data taken from both the complete and brief versions of the instrument. Such measures showed to be internally consistent with alpha values higher than 0.89. Evidence for their construct validity in relation to external variables was also found, with correlation values ranging from 0.19 to 0.45 for the complete version and from 0.18 to 0.44 for the brief version of the instrument. The brief version was the only one proving to be gender and sample invariant. Boys and girls scored similarly in their account of early memories, whereas community boys presented significantly higher scores when compared with referred and detained boys. Thus, the brief version of the instrument may be an appropriate alternative for use with diverse adolescent samples and may serve to advance knowledge on how early experiences impact on psychopathological outcomes. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Affiliation:
University of Coimbra; University of Derby
Citation:
Vagos, P. et al (2017) 'The Early Memories of Warmth and Safeness Scale for adolescents: Cross-Sample Validation of the Complete and Brief Versions' , Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24 (3):793-804
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Issue Date:
6-Dec-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621755
DOI:
10.1002/cpp.2059
Additional Links:
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/cpp.2059
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
10633995
Sponsors:
N/A
Appears in Collections:
Human Sciences Research Centre

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dc.contributor.authorVagos, Paulaen
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro da Silva, Dianaen
dc.contributor.authorBrazão, Nélioen
dc.contributor.authorRijo, Danielen
dc.contributor.authorGilbert, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-19T11:34:42Z-
dc.date.available2017-07-19T11:34:42Z-
dc.date.issued2016-12-06-
dc.identifier.citationVagos, P. et al (2017) 'The Early Memories of Warmth and Safeness Scale for adolescents: Cross-Sample Validation of the Complete and Brief Versions' , Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 24 (3):793-804en
dc.identifier.issn10633995-
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/cpp.2059-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621755-
dc.description.abstractThis work presents psychometric analyses on the Early Memories of Warmth and Safeness Scale, which intends to evaluate the subjective perception of ones' early rearing experiences. Factor structure, measurement invariance, latent mean comparisons and validity in relation to external variables (i.e., forms of self-criticism/self-assurance, experiential avoidance and depressive, anxious and stress symptoms) were investigated. A sample of 1464 adolescents (52.3% male adolescents, mean age = 16.16, standard deviation = 1.51) was used, including 1064 participants recruited from schools, 192 participants recruited from foster care facilities and 208 boys recruited from juvenile justice facilities. A shortened version of the scale was also developed and subjected to the same psychometric analyses. A one-factor measurement model was a good fit for the data taken from both the complete and brief versions of the instrument. Such measures showed to be internally consistent with alpha values higher than 0.89. Evidence for their construct validity in relation to external variables was also found, with correlation values ranging from 0.19 to 0.45 for the complete version and from 0.18 to 0.44 for the brief version of the instrument. The brief version was the only one proving to be gender and sample invariant. Boys and girls scored similarly in their account of early memories, whereas community boys presented significantly higher scores when compared with referred and detained boys. Thus, the brief version of the instrument may be an appropriate alternative for use with diverse adolescent samples and may serve to advance knowledge on how early experiences impact on psychopathological outcomes. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/cpp.2059en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapyen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectEarly memoriesen
dc.subjectWarmth and safeness scaleen
dc.subjectEarly yearsen
dc.subjectPsychometricsen
dc.subjectMeasurement invarianceen
dc.subjectAdolescenceen
dc.subjectDisruptive behaviouren
dc.titleThe early memories of warmth and safeness scale for adolescents: Cross-sample validation of the complete and brief versionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Coimbraen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalClinical Psychology & Psychotherapyen
dc.contributor.institutionResearch Unit of the Cognitive-Behavioral Research and Intervention Center, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences; University of Coimbra; Coimbra Portugal-
dc.contributor.institutionResearch Unit of the Cognitive-Behavioral Research and Intervention Center, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences; University of Coimbra; Coimbra Portugal-
dc.contributor.institutionResearch Unit of the Cognitive-Behavioral Research and Intervention Center, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences; University of Coimbra; Coimbra Portugal-
dc.contributor.institutionResearch Unit of the Cognitive-Behavioral Research and Intervention Center, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences; University of Coimbra; Coimbra Portugal-
dc.contributor.institutionDerby, UK-NHS, Psychology, Kingsway Hospital, Kingsway; University of Derby; Derby UK-
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