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Evidências de validade da escala de orientação para a comparação Social (INCOM) para o contexto de adolescentes portugueses [Validity evidence for Scale for Social Comparison Orientation (INCOM) in the Portuguese adolescents’ context]

Lins, Samuel, Campos, Miguel, Leite, Ana C., Carvalho, Catarina, Cardoso, Sónia, Natividade, Jean (2016) Evidências de validade da escala de orientação para a comparação Social (INCOM) para o contexto de adolescentes portugueses [Validity evidence for Scale for Social Comparison Orientation (INCOM) in the Portuguese adolescents’ context]. Psicologia, 31 (1). ISSN 0874-2049. E-ISSN 2183-2471. (doi:10.17575/rpsicol.v30i1.1034) (KAR id:65018)

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to translate and search for validity evidence of Iowa-Netherlands Comparison Orientation Scale for adolescents’ Portuguese context. This scale assesses levels of social comparison orientation. Participants were 238 adolescents, with ages between 13 and 18 years (M = 15.43, SD = 1.76). We verified that scale structure was in line with the original instrument version. Two dimensions emerged: Opinions and Abilities, both with satisfactory internal consistency indices. The dimension Opinions correlated positively with Self-esteem and Materialism; Abilities showed positive correlations with Self-compared, Materialism and Impulse buying. Regarding sex differences, girls showed higher mean for Opinions; boys higher mean for Abilities. Our results strengthen the Portuguese scale version adequacy to assess a tendency towards social comparison in adolescents.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.17575/rpsicol.v30i1.1034
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre for the Studies of Group Processes
Depositing User: Ana Castro Leite
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 16:18 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65018 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Leite, Ana C.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7829-5641
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