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Avaliação Psicológica

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YOSHIDA, Elisa Medici Pizão; BARDAGI, Marucia Patta  and  HONDA, Giovanna Corte. Adaptive Efficacy Scale (EDAO-AR): Validity evidence with university students. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.2, pp. 291-298. ISSN 1677-0471.

The Adaptive Operational Diagnostic Scale – Self-Reported (EDAO-AR) was developed to evaluate the adaptive efficacy according to two areas of personality: Affective-Relational and Productivity. The EDAO-AR has two independent scales, each with three factors: focus on a problem situation, focus on interpersonal relationships, and focus on self. This study aimed to evaluate the internal validity and reliability of the EDAO-AR when applied to university students, and compare the results with those obtained in a previous study, applied to patients and caregivers in a hospital. The sample consisted of 257 students between 17 and 46 years of age (M=22.07, SD=5.24; 89.5% female). Confirmatory Factor Analyses demonstrated suitability of the three-factor models. Cronbach's alpha indicated acceptable reliability levels for the scales and their respective factors. Compared to the patients and caregivers, the students were found to have higher levels of adaptive efficacy. Further research should involve more heterogeneous and representative samples

Keywords : adaptation; psychological assessment; school adjustment.

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