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Terapia psicológica

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Abstract

ORTIZ, Manuel S.; GOMEZ-PEREZ, Daniela; CANCINO, Margarita  and  BARRERA-HERRERA, Ana. Psychometric Properties of Newson´s Social Negativity Exchange Scale in a Chilean College Age Students. Ter Psicol [online]. 2017, vol.35, n.2, pp.153-158. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0718-48082017000200153.

The purpose of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the Social Negativity Exchange Scale developed by Newsom et al, which is defined as the negative effect that social interactions have on individual wellbeing. Thus, a sample of five hundred and twenty two (n= 526) college-age students was non-randomly selected. An exploratory factor analysis was conducted with 50% of them, and then a confirmatory factor analysis with the others. A two-factor solution was identified, with the first factor grouping four items and the second factor eight items. Fit indexes were good, with factorial loadings greater than .3. the total scale reliability was .86. The evidence obtained in this study suggests that the Newsom´s Social Negativity Exchange Scale is a valid and reliable scale to be used with Chilean population.

Keywords : Social Negativity; Exploratory Factorial Analysis; Confirmatory Factorial Analysis; Reliability.

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