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Psychometric Properties of a European Spanish Version of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS)

  • Eduardo Remor (a1)

Abstract

This paper presents evidence from a heterogeneous sample of 440 Spanish adults, for the reliability and validity of a European Spanish version of the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), designed to measure the degree to which situations in one's life are appraised as stressful. The European Spanish version PSS (14-item) demonstrated adequate reliability (internal consistency, α = .81, and test-retest, r = .73), validity (concurrent), and sensitivity. Additional data indicate adequate reliability (α = .82, test-retest, r = .77), validity, and sensitivity of a 10-item short version of the PSS.

El presente articulo demuestra la fiabilidad y la validez de la versión española de la Escala de Estrés Percibido (PSS en el original) a partir del estudio de las propiedades psicométricas de la escala en una muestra heterogénea de 440 adultos españoles. La PSS fue diseñada para medir el grado en que las situaciones en la vida se valoran como estresantes. La versión española de la PSS (14-ítems) demostró una adecuada fiabilidad (consistencia interna, α = .81, y test-retest, r = .73), validez (concurrente), y sensibilidad. Datos adicionales indicaron una fiabilidad (α = .82, test-retest, r = .77), validez, y sensibilidad adecuadas también para la versión corta de 10-ítems (PSS-10).

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Address correspondence to: Dr. Eduardo Remor. Departamento de Psicología Biológica y de la Salud, Facultad de Psicología, C/Ivan Pavlov, 6, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (Spain). Fax: +34 - 91 397 5215. E-mail: eduardo.remor@uam.es

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