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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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PEIXOTO, Evandro Morais; ROCHA, Glaucia Mitsuko Ataka da; FRANCO, José de Oliveira  and  BUENO, José Maurício Haas. Assessment of stress mindset in a sample from the north and northeast regions of Brazil. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2019, vol.24, n.3, pp. 328-339. ISSN 1413-294X.

Stress mindset is defined as the beliefs about the positive or negative consequences of stress on performance. This research aimed to adapt and evaluate the psychometric properties of Stress Mindset Measure (SMM). The sample consisted of 408 undergraduates (25.52 ± 8.72, 68.2% female) from the North and Northeast Regions of Brazil. The dimensionality of the scale was estimated by Exploratory Factorial Analysis with Random Intercept. The results revealed an unidimensional structure of the SMM, corroborating the theoretical hypothesis, with good indicators of reliability. Correlations between SMM scores and Lipp's Stress Symptom Inventory were also estimated, which indicated negative and low magnitude associations between stress mindset and stress symptoms, corroborating the hypothesis of instrument validity. The results suggest the suitability of the Brazilian SMM version for the construct assessment.

Keywords : beliefs; coping; stress; psychologic assessment; validity.

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