DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES SCALE FOR ADOLESCENTS

  • Maryam Riaz University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Zaqia Bano University of Gujrat, Gujrat, Pakistan
Keywords: Adverse childhood experiences, Confirmatory factor analysis, Exploratory factor analysis

Abstract

Objective: To develop a scale and establish psychometric properties to measure Adverse Childhood Experiences of Adolescents in Urdu language.

Study Design: Cross sectional analytical study.

Place and Duration of Study: Department of Psychology, University of Gujrat, from Dec 2019 to Oct 2020.

Methodology: After the approval of proposal initial item pool of 145 items was generated with the help of DSM-5, extensive literature review and focus group interviews (Girls=25, Boys=25). Expert evaluation shortens it into 137 items whereas pilot study retained 132 items for final administration. Data was obtained from 1331 adolescents with age range of 12-19 from educational institutions and community in district Gujrat. Exploratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis and reliability analysis were carried out to analyze the data.

Results: Exploratory factor analysis explored 38 reliable items for Adverse Childhood Experiences scale under four sub factors; Sexual Abuse, Neglect, Physical Abuse, and Psychological Abuse whereas 12 items were confirmed for final scale through model fit (p-value=0.000, CFI=0.968, GFI=0.975, AGFI=0.959, RMSEA=0.049) of Confirmatory Factor Analysis.

Conclusion: A scale to estimate Adverse Childhood Experiences of adolescents in Urdu language is competently developed and established with 12 questions and four sub-scales.

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Published
2020-12-15
How to Cite
Riaz, M., & Bano, Z. (2020). DEVELOPMENT AND PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES SCALE FOR ADOLESCENTS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 70(6), 1740-44. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/5872
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