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[Spanish adaptation of the Stress Manifestations Scale of the Student Stress Inventory (SSI-SM)].

Authors
  • Escobar Espejo, Milagros
  • Blanca, María J
  • Fernández-Baena, F Javier
  • Trianes Torres, María Victoria
Type
Published Article
Journal
Psicothema
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2011
Volume
23
Issue
3
Pages
475–485
Identifiers
PMID: 21774903
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to translate into Spanish and to describe the psychometric properties of the Stress Manifestations Scale of the Student Stress Inventory (SSI-SM), developed by Fimian, Fastenau, Tashner and Cross to identify the main manifestations of stress in adolescents. The scale was applied to a sample of 1,002 pupils from years one and two of Secondary Education. The paper reports the factor structure, an item analysis, the internal consistency, differences by sex and academic year, external evidence of validity, and norms for scoring the scale. The results reveal a factor structure based on three first-order factors (emotional manifestations, physiological manifestations and behavioural manifestations) and one second-order factor (indicative of stress manifestations). In terms of external validity, there was a positive association with measures of perceived stress, aggressiveness, internalized/externalized symptoms, and a negative association with life satisfaction. The results show that the scale is an adequate tool for evaluating stress manifestations in adolescents.

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