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Avaliação Psicológica

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BRITO, Ariane de  and  FARO, André. Differences by gender, adaptation and validation of the Parental Stress Scale. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.1, pp. 38-47. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to cross-culturally adapt and investigate the psychometric properties of the Parental Stress Scale (PSS) for BrazilianPortuguese. There were 304 participating parents, distributed in the same proportion by gender (mothers and fathers). Initially, we carried out stages of translation and investigation of the scale's content validity; then we conducted an empirical analysis with the translated PSS. The results of the exploratory factor analysis indicated a final structure for the PSS composed of 16 items divided into two subscales, a unifactorial model with internal consistency adequate for the total score. There was also evidence of concurrent validity of the PSS with the PSS-14 and the IPP. Finally, in this first psychometric study in Brazil, the PSS presented satisfactory psychometric properties, proving to be a valid and reliable instrument to measure parental stress in parents in general.

Keywords : stress; parenting; test validity; parental stress.

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