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GUARINO, LETICIA. Adaptation and Validation of the Spanish Version of the Emotional Style Questionnaire. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.1, pp. 197-209. ISSN 1657-9267.
The present paper reports the results of the Spanish adaptation and validation of the Emotional Style Questionnaire conducted with a sample of Venezuelan university students. The original 56 items scale (Roger & Najarian, 1989; Roger & Nesshoever, 1987) measured four dimensions of emotional styles: rumination, emotional inhibition, aggresion control and benign control. However, based on the resivion of the scales, Roger, Guarino and Olason (2000) propused a shorter version of 39 items, where only the rumination and emotional inhibition scales were maintained. The Spanish version of this scale, jointly with other personality questionnaires and health vmeasures, was administered to a sample of 419 Venezuelan university students and results showed the structure of the scale to be nearly identical to the English version, with adequate internal consistency. The concurrent and predictive validation study supports the theoretical structure for each dimension.
Keywords : Validation; Emotional Style Scale; College students; Venezuela; Personality and Emotions; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms.