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Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública

On-line version ISSN 1680-5348Print version ISSN 1020-4989


PFEIFFER, Nils et al. Preliminary reliability and validity of the spanish generalized expectancies for negative mood regulation scale. Rev Panam Salud Publica [online]. 2012, vol.31, n.2, pp.129-134. ISSN 1680-5348.

OBJECTIVE: This article introduces a Spanish version of the Generalized Expectancies for Negative Mood Regulation Scale (NMR-S) and tests the reliability and the validity of the new questionnaire. METHODS: A sample of 360 students from Chile completed the NMR-S along with instruments measuring depressive symptoms, social desirability, coping, and emotion regulation. RESULTS: A factor analysis indicated that the NMR-S has a one-dimensional structure. The reliability of the new instrument was α = 0.89. The concurrent validity of the NMR-S was supported by correlations with measures of coping, emotion regulation, and depressive symptoms. Furthermore, the NMR-S predicted depressive symptoms when controlling for emotion regulation and coping. CONCLUSIONS: The findings are the first evidence to support the reliability and validity of the NMR-S.

Keywords : Mental disorders; mood disorders; personality tests; validation studies as topic; adaptation; psychological; questionnaires; Chile.

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