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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: happiness, personality, assessment

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Local EPrints ID: 18652
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18652
ISSN: 0191-8869
PURE UUID: c66d9b57-85e9-4a40-875c-dc9e519b75db

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Date deposited: 28 Nov 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:35

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Author: M.A. Fullana
Author: X.Y. Caseras
Author: R. Torrubia

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