Development and initial validation of the Brazil Mood Scale

Miranda, Izabel C. P. de M. R. I. and Terry, Peter C. and Rotta, Tatiana Marcela and Luft, Caroline Di B. and Andrade, Alexandro and Krebs, Ruy J. and de Carvalho, Tales and Iizuka, Cristina A. (2008) Development and initial validation of the Brazil Mood Scale. In: 43rd Annual Australian Psychological Society Conference (APS 2008): Psychology Leading Change, 23-27 Sep 2008, Hobart, Australia.

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The present study developed and evaluated the Brazil Mood Scale, a 24-item measure based on the Brunel Mood Scale. Mood descriptors were converted into Portuguese using the translation-back translation method. The revised scale was administered on two occasions to 298 participants in Brazil (173 males and 125 females; age: M = 18.3, SD = 5.1 yr.). Exploratory factor analysis recovered the hypothesized, 6-factor solution (anger, confusion, depression, fatigue, tension, vigour) at Time 1 and Time 2, explaining 68% and 72% of variance, respectively. Subscales for depression, fatigue, and vigour were recovered cleanly in both solutions; whereas the anger, confusion, and tension scales showed some complexity. Cronbach alpha coefficients were acceptable for all subscales at T1 (range = .76 - .85) and T2 (range = .79 - .90). Confirmatory factor analysis showed support for the measurement model, although some values were marginal (χ2 /df: T1 = 2.42, T2 = 2.28; CFI: T1 = .91, T2 = .93; TLI: T1 = .88, T2 = .91; RMSEA: T1 = .06, T2 = .06). Overall, the measure showed encouraging psychometric characteristics.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008 02:30
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 04:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Brazil Mood Scale; psychological tests
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2203 Philosophy > 220318 Psychoanalytic Philosophy
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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