Adaptation and Validation of the Test of Emotion Comprehension in Cuban Schools

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https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.15.1.21236

Keywords:

emotional comprehension, school-age childrens, validation, test

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Departamento de Psicología, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, UCLV

Abstract

Emotional understanding in children includes a whole set of skills to understand one's own and others' emotions. For the evaluation of this construct was constructed by Pons and collaborators (Pons, Harris y de Rosnay, 2004) the Test of Emotion Comprehension (TEC). The work carried out constitutes the adaptation of the test for the population of Cuban children aged 8 to 10 years, aiming to analyze some of their psychometric properties. For this, a quantitative study, of an instrumental type, was carried out with a sample of 200 randomly selected students. The data were processed using the statistical package SPSS 21.0. The reliability of the test was determined from the test-retest method, as well as the correlation between the scale and the global item, using the Pearson correlation coefficient. Confirmatory factor analysis was performed using the AMOS 21.0 program, using structural equation models to determine the construct validity of the TEC. The results show a high correlation between the results of the first and the second application of the test that support its temporal stability and reliability. It was determined that the model presents a good fit, according to the indexes consulted, guaranteeing its applicability in Cuban children.

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Author Biographies

Lisandra Angulo Gallo, Univewrsidad Central de Las Villas

Jefa de Departamento de Psicología. Profesora Asistente, Máster en Psicología Médica

Vivian Margarita Guerra Morales, Departamento de Psicología, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas

Profesora Titular. Doctora en Ciencias Psicológicas. Máster en Psicología Médica y de la Salud

Yipsandra Blanco Consuegra, Universidad de Camaguey "Ignacio Agramontes"

Profesora Asistente. Departamento de Psicología

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Published

2018-07-17

How to Cite

Angulo Gallo, L., Guerra Morales, V. M., & Blanco Consuegra, Y. (2018). Adaptation and Validation of the Test of Emotion Comprehension in Cuban Schools. Acción Psicológica, 15(1), 57–70. https://doi.org/10.5944/ap.15.1.21236

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Artículos de temática libre [Selection of articles]