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LEME, Vanessa Barbosa Romera et al. Social skills inventory for adolescents: evidence of construct validity and reliability. Psico (Porto Alegre) [online]. 2016, vol.47, n.3, pp.169-178. ISSN 1980-8623.

Social skills are considered as an important indicator of social and emotional development. In the Brazilian context, the Social Skills Inventory for Adolescents (IHSA-Del-Prette) is available for the assessment of this repertoire, and is widely used in research and intervention. Favorable psychometric properties have been established through Principle Components Analysis (PCA). The present study aimed to compare the structure established through PCA with that established through Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and to verify the indicators of validity and reliability produced by Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA). A total of 2291 students of 6th, 7th and 8th years of Elementary Education and 1st and 2nd years of High School Education participated. The results showed a factorial structure very similar to that originally produced with PCA, with six oblique factors confirmed through CFA and with suitable indicators of reliability. The IHSA-Del-Prette presented psychometric qualities that recommend indicate its use in the Brazilian context.

Keywords : Social skills; Adolescence; Factor analysis; Reliability.

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