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Automatic Thoughts in Social Situations Scale (EPASSA)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Pensamentos Automáticos em Situações Sociais para Adolescentes

Portuguese Version

Salvador, C., Cunha, M., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Bento, C. (2016)

General Description

The EPASSA is a 19 item self-report scale that assesses automatic thoughts related to social anxiety that may appear in social and performance situations. The scale was developed based in a former scale for adults, in which some items were reformulated and some were added, resulting in a new scale. The scale was validated for adolescents 14 to 18 years old. A three factor structure emerged in an Exploratory Factor Analysis and this structured was confirmed in a subsequent Confirmatory factor Analysis. The scale has demonstrated reliable psychometric characteristics.

References
  • Salvador, C., Cunha, M., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Bento, C. (2016). Automatic Thoughts in Social Situations Scale for Adolescents: Factor structure and psychometric properties. Revista de Psicologia Clínica con Niños y Adolescentes, 3, 43-50. http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46924

Contacts

Maria do Céu Salvador – ceu@fpce.uc.pt