The list of social situation problems: reliability and validity in an adolescent Spanish-speaking sample

Cándido J. Inglés*, Francisco X. Méndez, María D. Hidalgo, Susan H. Spence

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Spanish translation of the List of Social Situation Problems (LSSP; S. H. Spence, 1980). The questionnaire was administered to a sample of 388 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18. Exploratory factor analysis identified four factors: Social Anxiety, Adult Oppositional, Assertiveness, and Making Friends, which accounted for 26.64% of the variance. Internal consistency of the total scale was high (α = .86). Correlations between the LSSP and two self-report measures of social anxiety, the Questionnaire about Interpersonal Difficulties for Adolescents (r = .45) and the Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory (r = .48), were statistically significant. A significant difference was found between LSSP total scores for adolescents with and without social anxiety (d = 1.14), supporting the construct validity of the scale.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-74
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
    Volume25
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003

    Keywords

    • Adolescence
    • Self-report
    • Social anxiety
    • Social difficulty
    • Validation

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