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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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GIACOMONI, Claudia Hofheinz  and  HUTZ, Cláudio Simon. Positive and negative affect schedule for children: development and validation studies. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.2, pp. 235-245. ISSN 1413-8557.

The main purpose of this study was to develop a Children’s Positive and Negative Affect Schedule. We presented two studies - development and validation studies. We evaluated the children’s positive and negative affect level, as well possible differences between sex, age and kind of school (private x public). 661 children (52.2% boys), age seven to 12 years (m = 10.6 years; d.p. = 1.7) participated scale development’ studies, from public (54%) and private schools in Porto Alegre. The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule finalized with 34 items, 17 in each subscale. The subscales demonstrate acceptable internal consistency (Positive Affect Subscale = 0.88; Negative Affect Subscale = 0.84). The results of Factor Analysis confirmed a two factor solution. Were obtained concurrent validation. The results indicated that Children’s Positive and Negative Affect Schedule correlated as expected with various criterion measures. The Children’s Positive and Negative Affect Schedule appears useful for research and to develop the subjective well-being area.

Keywords : Positive affect; Negative affect; Measure.

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