Psychometric properties of the Personal State Questionnaire in a Catalan sample

Fullana, M.A., Caseras, X.Y. and Torrubia, R. (2003) Psychometric properties of the Personal State Questionnaire in a Catalan sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 34, (4), 605-611. (doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00033-8).


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In the present study the psychometric properties of the Catalan version of Brebner's Personal State Questionnaire (PSQ) were investigated in a sample of 280 college students. The PSQ showed a high internal consistency and a single factor structure. Concurrent validity analyses conducted using the Eysenck Personality Questionnaire (EPQ), the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) and the Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire (SPSRQ) showed results consistent with theory. The best predictor of happiness was positive affect. Our results suggest that the PSQ is a valid and reliable measure of happiness and that it could be useful for research into this construct.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0191-8869(02)00033-8
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Keywords: happiness, personality, assessment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology
ePrint ID: 18652
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Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:35

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