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Avaliação Psicológica

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TONIN, Rosângela Prescendo  and  FUKUDA, Cláudia Cristina. Adaptation of the Multidimensional Scale of Life Satisfaction for Adolescents to Brazilian Sign Language. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.1, pp.38-47. ISSN 1677-0471.

The aim of this study was to adapt the Multidimensional Life Satisfaction Scale for Adolescents (EMSVA) to Brazilian Sign Language (LIBRAS). The adaptation was carried out in six steps: 1) semantic adaptation and translation into LIBRAS; 2) synthesis of the translated versions; 3) evaluation of the synthesis by judges; 4) semantic analysis of the scale in LIBRAS; 5) back translation and 6) empirical analysis. In the three four stages and in the back-translation the deaf and hearing participants were adults, proficient in LIBRAS and the Portuguese language, with university level education. Semantic analysis was developed through a focus group with deaf adolescents. In the final stage, 50 deaf adolescents, students of public schools in the Federal District answered the instrument. The adapted version of the EMSVA presented good internal consistency (λ2 = 0.89) in the sample of deaf adolescents.

Keywords : deafness; adolescence; sign language; life satisfaction.

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