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Factorial and Construct Validity of the Italian Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)

Title: Factorial and Construct Validity of the Italian Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS).
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Name(s): Terracciano, Antonio, author
McCrae, Robert R., author
Costa, Paul, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2003
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study provides evidence that an Italian version of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) is a reliable and valid self-report measure. In an Italian sample (N = 600), the PANAS showed solid psychometric properties, and several American findings with the PANAS were replicated. The replicability of the PANAS factor structure was confirmed by high congruence coefficients between the American and Italian varimax solutions. Alternative models were tested with Confirmatory Factor Analysis; as in previous studies, the two-factor model achieved the best fit, but absolute fit indices varied with the estimation methods used. The independence/bipolarity issue was also explored: Positive and negative affect scales remain substantially independent after accounting for measurement error and acquiescence. Some predictions from the tripartite model of anxiety and depression were confirmed, and external correlates of the PANAS replicated those found in other languages and cultures. These analyses offer strong support for the construct validity of the Italian PANAS.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0035 (IID), 10.1027//1015-5759.19.2.131 (DOI)
Keywords: positive and negative affect, CFA, estimation method, tripartite model of anxiety and depression, cross-cultural
Note: Published in final edited form as: Eur J Psychol Assess. 2003; 19(2): 131–141. doi: 10.1027//1015-5759.19.2.131'>http://dx.doi.org/10.1027%2F%2F1015-5759.19.2.131">10.1027//1015-5759.19.2.131
Citation: Terracciano A, McCrae RR, & Costa, PT Jr. (2003). Factorial and construct validity of the Italian Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 19, 131-141.
Subject(s): Diagnosis, Laboratory -- Equipment and supplies
Therapeutics
Behavior
Psychology
Human behavior
Medical sciences
Psychiatry
Social sciences
Ethnology
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1027//1015-5759.19.2.131
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0035
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
Issue: 2, 19

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Terracciano, A., McCrae, R. R., & Costa, P. (2003). Factorial and Construct Validity of the Italian Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS). European Journal Of Psychological Assessment. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1027//1015-5759.19.2.131