Psychometric properties and factorial structure of the Spanish version of the Children’s Beliefs About Parental Divorce Scale (CBAPS)

Iván Fernández-Martínez, Mireia Orgilés, María Dolores Samper, Juan Carlos Marzo, José Pedro Espada

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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine for the first time the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Children’s Beliefs About Parental Divorce Scale (CBAPS) in a community Spanish-speaking sample. Participants were 341 Spanish children and adolescents aged 10–17 years. Item analysis and exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis suggested an 18-item shortened version of the scale, maintaining the same six subscales as the original measure. Internal consistency was acceptable (α = .78) and convergent validity was supported through correlation between CBAPS and a measure of depression. Gender and age effects on CBAPS scores were found. Overall, the shortened version of the CBAPS obtained was shown to have good psychometric properties for use with Spanish children and adolescents to assess problematic beliefs regarding their parents' divorce.

Keywords: problematic beliefs; parental divorce; children; adolescents; depression; assessment

Propiedades psicométricas y estructura factorial de la versión española de la Escala de Creencias de los Niños Sobre el Divorcio de los Padres (CBAPS)

Resumen: El propósito de este estudio fue examinar por primera vez la estructura factorial y las propiedades psicométricas de la Escala de Creencias de los Niños Sobre el Divorcio de los Padres (CBAPS) en una muestra comunitaria de niños hispanohablantes. Participaron 341 niños y adolescentes españoles de 10 a 17 años. El análisis de ítems y el análisis factorial exploratorio y confirmatorio sugirieron una versión abreviada de 18 ítems de la escala, manteniendo las seis subescalas de la medida original. La consistencia interna fue aceptable (α = .78) y la validez convergente se apoyó mediante la correlación entre la CBAPS y una medida de depresión. Se encontraron efectos de género y edad en las puntuaciones de la CBAPS. En general, la versión abreviada de la CBAPS obtenida mostró tener buenas propiedades psicométricas para su uso con niños y adolescentes españoles para evaluar creencias problemáticas con respecto al divorcio de sus padres.

Palabras clave: creencias problemáticas; divorcio parental; niños; adolescentes; depresión; evaluación


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problematic beliefs; parental divorce; children; adolescents; depression; assessment

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