Current Experiences of Warmth and Safeness Scale - Adolescents

Original Version

Santos, L., Sousa, R., Pinheiro, M.R., & Rijo. D. (2020)

General Description

The CEWSS-A is a 12-items self-report measure designed to assess the frequency in which adolescents feel emotional experiences of warmth, care and safeness with others, in the time period of the last two weeks. This scale was developed based on EMWSS, being validated to adolescents from community and also to adolescents placed in residential care facilities. Items are answered using a Likert-scale response ranging from 0 (No, never) to 4 (Yes, most of the time). It showed an adequate internal consistency in the different samples (α> .92), acceptable temporal stability in the community (r = .623) and at-risk (r = .768) samples, and construct validity in relation to external variables.

References
  • Santos, L., Sousa, R., Pinheiro, M.R., & Rijo, D. (2020). Development and validation of the Current Experiences of Warmth and Safeness Scale in community and residential care adolescents. Child Psychiatry & Human Development. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10578-020-01090-6

Contacts

lsantos_cineicc@fpce.uc.pt