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Avaliação Psicológica

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CARVALHO, Hudson C. W. de et al. Translation, cultural adaptation and internal consistency analysis of the externalizing inventory. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2007, vol.6, n.2, pp. 217-227. ISSN 1677-0471.

Externalizing is conceived as a broad and continuous psychobiological dimension of individual differences that accounts for the covariance among mental disorders related to substance use and antisocial behavior and personality traits related to impulsivity and aggression. The Externalizing Inventory is a reliable and valid measure of the externalizing construct. This study aims the description of the steps used to adapt the Externalizing Inventory to a Brazilian cultural context and to produce data about its reliability. The adaptation study includes analyses of content equivalence between the original and translated versions through back translations, judges' feedbacks, bilingual and item comprehensiveness analyses. The reliability analysis was implemented by the estimation of the alpha coefficient in a sample of 258 undergraduate students. Results indicate the success of the adopted adaptation procedure and also show that the Externalizing Inventory is a consistent measure of the externalizing construct.

Keywords : Translation; Cultural adaptation; Internal consistency; Psychopathology; Externalizing.

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