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Scenes for Social Information Processing in Adolescence (SSIPA)

Portuguese Version

Vagos, P., Rijo, D., & Santos, I. M. (2015)

General Description

The SSIPA intends to evaluate four stages within the social information processing theory:

  • attribution of meaning (i.e., neutral attribution with four items and hostile attribution with five items);
  • emotional reaction (i.e., anger with five items, sadness with four items, and shame with four items;
  • evaluation of response based on moral valuation, self-efficacy, and expected personal and social outcomes (i.e., evaluation of an assertive, passive, relationally aggressive and openly aggressive response, each in response to relational or overt provocations, each in turn consisting of 15 items);
  • response decision/ probability for an assertive (i.e., four items), passive (i.e., four items), relationally aggressive (i.e., five items) and overtly aggressive option (i.e., four items).
  • References
    • Vagos, P., Rijo, D., & Santos, I. M. (2015). Scenes for Social Information Processing in Adolescence: Item and factor analytic procedures for psychometric appraisal. Psychological Assessment, 28, 416-428. doi: 10.1037/pas0000194


    Paula Vagos – paulavagos@fpce.uc.pt