Psicologia: teoria e prática
versão impressa ISSN 1516-3687
ROCHA, Marina Monzani da; ARAUJO, Lucirley Guimarães de Sousa e SILVARES, Edwiges Ferreira de Mattos. A comparative study between two Brazilian translations of the Youth self-report (YSR). Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2008, vol.10, n.1, pp. 14-24. ISSN 1516-3687.
The Youth Self-Report is a North-American self evaluation inventory of behavior problems aimed at youth (11-18 years). A literature review has indicated an absence of validation studies of this questionnaire in Brazil and the coexistence of two translations, here named Forms A and B. To overcome such difficulty, helping future researches, a group of 90 youths (M = 13.12; SD = 0.805) from three Brazilian cities fulfilled successively both translations: half of them followed the sequence A-B and the other half the sequence B-A. In both situations all the participants had a break equivalent to the duration of a class before filling the second translation. No statistical differences were found regarding the answers on both forms. The correlation index between forms A and B was elevated for most scales, indicating content equivalence. In conclusion, it is desirable to have only one translation in use in Brazil, considering the results that depicted that both translations are capable of measuring, with similar intensity, the proposed behaviors.
Palavras-chave : Behavior-disorders; Adolescence; YSR; Psychological assessment; Statistical correlation.