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ERIC Number: EJ1227575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Testing the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener with Turkish Adolescents
Renshaw, Tyler L.; Arslan, Gökmen
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v7 n3 p165-173 2019
This report presents initial psychometrics from testing a cultural adaptation of the Psychological Wellbeing and Distress Screener (PWDS) with a sample of urban adolescents in Turkey (N = 399). Results from confirmatory factor analyses indicated that responses to the Turkish version of the measure (PWDS-T) were characterized by a two-factor measurement model, and findings from latent variable path analyses indicated this same measurement model was predictive of youths' responses to measures of domain-specific social support (i.e., peer, family, and school) and domain-general emotional functioning (i.e., positive and negative affect). Taken together, findings provide preliminary evidence suggesting the PWDS-T is a technically adequate measure of Turkish adolescents' psychological wellbeing and distress, and therefore may be useful for school mental health screening purposes. Further research is needed to replicate and generalize these findings as well as to establish the classification utility of PWDS scores in school mental health practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey