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Avaliação Psicológica

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SANTOS, Zeimara de Almeida; SOARES, Adriana Benevides  and  MOURAO, Luciana. Social Skills Scale for difficult situations in Clinical Psychology. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.3, pp. 232-242. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to construct a Social Skills instrument for difficult interpersonal situations in the clinical context for Psychology students. The elaboration of the items was based on the literature and interviews with interns of the clinical area, and was evaluated by judges. This resulted in a 36-item scale, which was applied with 358 Psychology interns. The number of factors was defined based on parallel analysis, theoretical consistency and exploratory factor analysis. The results indicated 29 items distributed in three factors, namely: Breaking of agreed rules; Escape and Invasion; and Serious Personal Problems of the patient. The degree of internal consistency ranged from 0.79 to 0.81, with the psychometric indicators allowing the use of the measure to identify situations considered difficult in the clinical stage of the university. The instrument can be useful in developing student skills and career planning for clinical psychologists.

Keywords : Social Skills; university students; clinical context.

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