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Development and Validation of the Adolescent Shame-Proneness Scale.

Simonds, LM, John, M, Fife-Schaw, C, Willis, S, Taylor, H, Hand, H, Rahim, M, Winstanley, H and Winton, H (2015) Development and Validation of the Adolescent Shame-Proneness Scale. Psychol Assess.

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Abstract

Like other self-conscious emotions, shame takes on particular significance during late childhood and adolescence because of a developing capacity for self-reflection, self-other comparisons, and sensitivity to the views of others. Shame is a potentially important variable in adolescent well-being given its established associations with depression, reduced feelings of self-worth, and problematic anger. Three studies are reported that describe the development and validation of the Adolescent Shame-Proneness Scale (ASPS), a novel semi-idiographic measure of shame-proneness. The ASPS is a 19-item measure assessing 3 components of shame-proneness-negative self-evaluation, externalization, and emotional discomfort. Taken together, the studies support the reliability and validity of the ASPS as a semi-idiographic measure of shame-proneness in adolescents aged 11 to 18 years. ASPS scores correlate as expected with scores on existing measure of shame-proneness and with measures of anger, negative affect, and self-esteem. More important, the data suggest that ASPS scores are related to, but distinct from, guilt. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the validity of the ASPS factor structure (RMSEA = .08, SRMR = .05, CFI = .97, NNFI = .97). The ASPS represents a unique contribution to existing options for measuring shame-proneness in research and clinical contexts. Further work is required to assess the ASPS' temporal stability and its viability and psychometric properties in more culturally diverse samples. (PsycINFO Database Record

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Simonds, LMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
John, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fife-Schaw, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Willis, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Taylor, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hand, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Rahim, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Winstanley, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Winton, HUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 24 August 2015
Identification Number : 10.1037/pas0000206
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Additional Information : © 2015 APA, all rights reserved. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 27 Oct 2015 10:56
Last Modified : 27 Oct 2015 10:56
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/809000

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