Dimensional structure of the Spanish version of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) in adolescents and young adults.

@article{OrtuoSierra2015DimensionalSO,
  title={Dimensional structure of the Spanish version of the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) in adolescents and young adults.},
  author={Javier Ortu{\~n}o-Sierra and Marta Santar{\'e}n-Rosell and Alicia P{\'e}rez de Alb{\'e}niz and Eduardo Fonseca-Pedrero},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={e1-9}
}
The main purpose of this study was to examine the dimensional structure of the Spanish version of the PANAS, using a large sample of adolescents and young adults (N = 1103, age range 14 to 23). Furthermore, measurement invariance across gender and educational level was tested. Confirmatory factor analyses revealed that a bifactor model and a 3-factor model Positive Affect (PA), Negative Affect (NA) Upset, and NA Afraid (PA and NA uncorrelated) provided the best fit to the data. Multigroup… CONTINUE READING

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