The Strategy and Attribution Questionnaire: Psychometric properties of a Lithuanian translation in an adolescent sample

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    Abstract

    The present study provides a preliminary validation of the Lithuanian version of the Strategy and Attribution Questionnaire (SAQ, Nurmi, et al., 1995), a self-reported measure of social and cognitive behavioral strategies. An attempt to validate SAQ subscales was made by correlating them with the Youth Self-Report (Achenbach, 1991) and school grades. This was done with a sample of 14- to 17-year-old adolescents (N = 734). The results showed that although internal consistency reliabilities were good, they were lower when compared with the original version of SAQ. The SAQ subscales were moderately associated with various validity criteria, such as anxiety/depression, withdrawal, social problems and somatic complaints and school grades. Results also showed moderate correlations between similar strategic components across achievement and affiliative situations. The results provide preliminary evidence for concurrent validity of the Lithuanian version of SAQ.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)157-162
    Number of pages6
    JournalScandinavian Journal of Psychology
    Volume45
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

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    Keywords

    • Adolescents
    • Anxiety/depression
    • Cognitive and attributional strategies
    • Social problems
    • Somatic complaints
    • Withdrawal

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)

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