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Early Memories of Warmth and Safeness with Peers Scale (EMWSS peers)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Memórias Precoces de Calor e Afeto – Pares

Portuguese Version

Ferreira, C., Cunha, M., Marta-Simões, J., Duarte, C., Matos, M., & Pinto-Gouveia, J. (2017)

General Description

The EMWSS-peers is a 12 item self-report questionnaire adapted from the EMWSS (Richter et al., 2009), which aims to specifically assess the recall of early relationships of warmth, safeness and affection with peers (friends and colleagues) during childhood and adolescence. EMWSS-peers presents a one-factor structure, and revealed excellent internal consistency and construct, concurrent, and divergent validities. EMWSS-peers seems to be a new avenue for the study of memories of early experiences with friends and colleagues and may entail a relevant contribution to clinical and research fields, particularly for upcoming investigations on the relationship of peer-related affiliative memories with well-being and mental health.

References
  • Ferreira, C., Cunha, M., Marta-Simões, J., Duarte, C., Matos, M., & Pinto-Gouveia, J. (2017). Development of a measure for the assessment of peer-related positive emotional memories. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. doi:10.1111/papt.12146 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/46782

Contacts

Cláudia Ferreira – claudiaferreira@fpce.uc.pt