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European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education is published by MDPI from Volume 10 Issue 1 (2020). Articles in this Issue were published by another publisher in Open Access under a CC-BY (or CC-BY-NC-ND) licence. Articles are hosted by MDPI on mdpi.com as a courtesy and upon agreement with University Association of Education and Psychology.
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Psychometric properties of the Inventory of School Difficulties in Adolescents (ISDA) within the Chilean population

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University of Alicante. Apdo. correos, nº 99. C.P.: 03080. Alicante (Spain)
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The Catholic University of San Antonio, Murcia (Spain)
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University of Santiago of Chile, USACH
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Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain)
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Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2018, 8(2), 103-117; https://doi.org/10.30552/ejihpe.v8i2.249 (registering DOI)
Received: 3 June 2018 / Revised: 22 July 2018 / Accepted: 25 July 2018 / Published: 25 July 2018
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Abstract

Recent studies have indicated that health-risk behaviors and behavioral problems are appearing increasingly at a younger age within the Latin-American population. The Inventory of School Difficulties in Adolescents (ISDA. Martinez-Gonzalez & Vera-Villarroel, 2013) is a new screening scale of 13 items that assesses behavioral problems and common risky behaviors highly relevant within educational settings, especially related to school failure. The aim of this study is to examine the psychometric properties and factor structure of the ISDA. The ISDA, a social-demographic questionnaire and a measure of anxiety and depression symptoms were applied to a sample of 719 Chilean adolescents. The results indicate that the ISDA contains a bi-factor structure: behavioral problems and risky behaviors for health. Estimations of internal consistency and test-retest reliability, as well as evidences of convergent-discriminant validity were adequate. Therefore, the ISDA is an adequate screening tool for assessing risky behaviors and behavioral problems for Chilean adolescents within school settings.
Keywords: School difficulties; risky behavior; behavioral problems; adolescents; validation School difficulties; risky behavior; behavioral problems; adolescents; validation
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Martínez-González, A.E.; Rodríguez-Jiménez, T.; Vera-Villarroel, P.; Piqueras, J.A. Psychometric properties of the Inventory of School Difficulties in Adolescents (ISDA) within the Chilean population. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2018, 8, 103-117.

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