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Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala Revista de Comparação Social para Adolescentes

Original Version

Cris Irons & Paul Gilbert, 2005

Portuguese Version

Ana Xavier, Marina Cunha, & José Pinto Gouveia (2011)

General Description

This scale assesses global comparisons that adolescents make about themselves in relation to their friends. It is composed of 10 bipolar constructs (for example, less confident versus more confident, less intelligent versus smarter), with higher scores representing more positive social comparisons.

References
  • Irons, C., & Gilbert, P. (2005). Evolved mechanisms in adolescent anxiety and depression symptoms: The role of the attachment and social rank systems. Journal of Adolescence, 28(3), 325-341. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2004.07.004

    Ana Xavier, Marina Cunha, José Pinto-Gouveia, & Filipa Medeiros (May, 2014). Psychometric Study of the Adolescent Social Comparison Scale-Revised. Revista de Saúde Pública, 48(n.esp):190-281.

Contacts

Ana Xavier, ana.mj.xavier@gmail.com

Marina Cunha, marina_cunha@ismt.pt

José Pinto-Gouveia, jpgouveia@fpce.uc.pt