Measurement of affective states in adults. Evaluation of an adjective rating scale instrument.

@article{Usala1989MeasurementOA,
  title={Measurement of affective states in adults. Evaluation of an adjective rating scale instrument.},
  author={P D Usala and Christopher K. Hertzog},
  journal={Research on aging},
  year={1989},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={403-26}
}
A cross-sectional sample of adults, ages 20-79, were administered an adjective rating scale instrument measuring multiple affective states, including items from the Profile of Mood States (POMS) instrument. Confirmatory item factor analysis supported, for the most part, a priori assignments of items to scales based upon prior research, but revealed a few small, additional item factors that were cross-validated in a second sample. Items measuring different aspects of psychological distress… CONTINUE READING

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