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Avaliação Psicológica

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PEREIRA, Anderson Siqueira; DUTRA-THOME, Luciana  and  KOLLER, Silvia Helena. Psychometric properties of the multidimensional social expression scale - motor (EMES-M) in a brazilian sample. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.1, pp. 131-141. ISSN 1677-0471.

The present article aims to describe the process of adaptation and validation of the Multidimensional Social Expression Scale - Motor Part (EMES-M) for the Brazilian context. Motor social expression consists of social skills, which are predictors of quality of life and interpersonal relationship quality. The sample consisted of 925 individuals of both sexes, between 18 and 35 years old. Confirmatory factor analyses were performed with a theoretically based eight-factor model. The scale had adequate psychometric properties, with CFI 0.910, TLI of 0.904, RMSEA of 0.049 and internal consistency of the total scale of 0.945. It also presented convergent validity, measured from correlations with scales that evaluate assertiveness and social anxiety. From the results, we conclude that the scale can be used in research contexts to evaluate social skills.7

Keywords : social skills; psychometry; evaluation scale.

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