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Reliability and validity of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 in Hispanic Americans with English or Spanish language preference

Sharon H Baik, Rina S Fox, Sarah D Mills, Scott C Roesch, Georgia Robins Sadler, Elizabeth A Klonoff, Vanessa L Malcarne
Journal of Health Psychology 2017 January 1, : 1359105316684938
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This study examined the psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 among 436 community-dwelling Hispanic Americans with English or Spanish language preference. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis examined the factorial invariance of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 across language groups. Results supported a two-factor model (negative, positive) with equivalent response patterns and item intercepts but different factor covariances across languages. Internal consistency reliability of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 total and subscale scores was good in both language groups. Convergent validity was supported by expected relationships of Perceived Stress Scale-10 scores to measures of anxiety and depression. These results support the use of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 among Hispanic Americans.

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