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Psychometric Evaluation of Somatic and Psychological Health Report: A Sample from Chinese Adolescents

  • Ling Shi (a1), Fuxiang Wu (a2), Lin Ye (a3), Gu Zhu (a4), Zuhong Lu (a1) and Yangyang Liu (a1) (a4) (a5)...

Abstract

The purpose of the present study was to do a psychometric evaluation of the somatic and psychological health report (SPHERE) among Chinese adolescents. Our participants were 116 twins (50 females). Psychometric evaluation indicated that the reliability and validity of this scale were good. The internal consistencies and split-half reliabilities of all subscales were above 0.80. Furthermore, the item-total correlations were acceptable for all the subscales (all the values were higher than 0.20). The present findings suggest that the SPHERE can be well used to measure Chinese adolescents’ somatic and psychological health.

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Corresponding author

address for correspondence: Yangyang Liu, Research Center for Learning Sciences, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China. E-mail: liuyangyang661@sina.com

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Psychometric Evaluation of Somatic and Psychological Health Report: A Sample from Chinese Adolescents

  • Ling Shi (a1), Fuxiang Wu (a2), Lin Ye (a3), Gu Zhu (a4), Zuhong Lu (a1) and Yangyang Liu (a1) (a4) (a5)...

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