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Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Mutation Research/Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Nano Select     Open Access  
Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Nativa     Open Access  
Natur und Recht     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natural Areas Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Natural Hazards     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Natural Resources     Open Access  
Natural Resources & Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Nature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Nature-Based Solutions     Open Access  
Nepal Journal of Environmental Science     Open Access  
NeuroToxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Neurotoxicology and Teratology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
NJAS : Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Novos Cadernos NAEA     Open Access  
npj Urban Sustainability     Open Access  
Observatorio Medioambiental     Open Access  
Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Ochrona Srodowiska i Zasobów Naturalnych : Environmental Protection and Natural Resources     Open Access  
Oecologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
Oikos     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
One Earth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
One Ecosystem     Open Access  
Open Environmental Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Marine Science     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Open Journal of Modern Hydrology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Our Nature     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pace Environmental Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Packaging, Transport, Storage & Security of Radioactive Material     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Particle and Fibre Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Pastos y Forrajes     Open Access  
Peer Community Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Pharmacology & Therapeutics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Physio-Géo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law     Open Access  
Planet     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Planeta Amazônia : Revista Internacional de Direito Ambiental e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Planning & Environmental Law: Issues and decisions that impact the built and natural environments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Plant Ecology & Diversity     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Plant Knowledge Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Plant, Cell & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Plant-Environment Interactions     Open Access  
Plants, People, Planet     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Polar Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Political Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Population and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Population Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste Management     Full-text available via subscription  
Presence: Virtual and Augmented Reality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Waste and Resource Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the International Academy of Ecology and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the Vertebrate Pest Conference     Open Access  
Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability     Hybrid Journal  
Process Safety and Environmental Protection     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Producción + Limpia     Open Access  
Progress in Disaster Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Progress in Industrial Ecology, An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Projets de Paysage     Open Access  
Psychological Assessment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Public Money & Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Quaternary     Open Access  
Recursos Rurais     Open Access  
REDER : Revista de Estudios Latinoamericanos sobre Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres     Open Access  
Regional Environmental Change     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Regional Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Rekayasa     Open Access  
Remediation Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Remote Sensing Applications : Society and Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Remote Sensing Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Rendiconti Lincei     Hybrid Journal  
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Renewable Energy Focus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Ecology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Research Journal of Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Research Journal of Environmental Toxicology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Resources     Open Access  
Resources and Environment     Open Access  
Resources, Conservation & Recycling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Resources, Conservation & Recycling Advances     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Rethinking Ecology     Open Access  
Reuse/Recycle Newsletter     Hybrid Journal  
Review of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Revista AIDIS de Ingeniería y Ciencias Ambientales. Investigación, desarrollo y práctica     Open Access  
Revista Ambivalências     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Ciências Ambientais     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Meio Ambiente     Open Access  
Revista Chapingo. Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente     Open Access  
Revista Ciência, Tecnologia & Ambiente     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Ambientales     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Ambiental e Socioambientalismo     Open Access  
Revista de Direito e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista de Gestão Ambiental e Sustentabilidade - GeAS     Open Access  
Revista de Investigación en Agroproducción Sustentable     Open Access  
Revista de Salud Ambiental     Open Access  
Revista ECOVIDA     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Revista Eletrônica de Gestão e Tecnologias Ambientais     Open Access  
Revista Geama     Open Access  
Revista Hábitat Sustenable     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana Ambiente & Sustentabilidad     Open Access  
Revista Kawsaypacha: Sociedad y Medio Ambiente     Open Access  
Revista Laborativa     Open Access  
Revista Meio Ambiente e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Revista Mundi Meio Ambiente e Agrárias     Open Access  
Revista Verde de Agroecologia e Desenvolvimento Sustentável     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Rivista di Studi sulla Sostenibilità     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
RUDN Journal of Ecology and Life Safety     Open Access  
Russian Journal of Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Safety Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science     Open Access  
SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Saúde e Meio Ambiente : Revista Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Science of The Total Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Sciences Eaux & Territoires : la Revue du Cemagref     Open Access  
Social and Environmental Accountability Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sociedad y Ambiente     Open Access  
Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Soil and Tillage Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
South Australian Geographical Journal     Open Access  
South Pacific Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Southern African Journal of Environmental Education     Open Access  
Southern Forests : a Journal of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Sriwijaya Journal of Environment     Open Access  
Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Strategic Planning for Energy and the Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Sustainability     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Sustainability Agri Food and Environmental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Sustainability in Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure     Hybrid Journal  
Sustainable Cities and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Sustainable Development Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Sustainable Development Strategy and Practise     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Sustainable Horizons     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Sustainable Technology and Entrepreneurship     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sustinere : Journal of Environment and Sustainability     Open Access  
TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Tecnogestión     Open Access  
Territorio della Ricerca su Insediamenti e Ambiente. Rivista internazionale di cultura urbanistica     Open Access  
The Historic Environment : Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
The International Journal on Media Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
The Ring     Open Access  
Theoretical Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Toxicologic Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Toxicological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Toxicology and Industrial Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Toxicology in Vitro     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Toxicology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Toxicon     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Toxicon : X     Open Access  
Toxin Reviews     Hybrid Journal  
Transactions on Environment and Electrical Engineering     Open Access  
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Transportation Safety and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transylvanian Review of Systematical and Ecological Research     Open Access  
Trends in Ecology & Evolution     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 230)
Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Trends in Pharmacological Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Tropicultura     Open Access  
Turkish Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UCLA Journal of Environmental Law and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
UD y la Geomática     Open Access  
Universidad y Ciencia     Open Access  
Universidad y Ciencia     Open Access  
UNM Environmental Journals     Open Access  
Urban Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)
Urban Transformations     Open Access  
Veredas do Direito : Direito Ambiental e Desenvolvimento Sustentável     Open Access  
VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Villanova Environmental Law Journal     Open Access  
Waste Management & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Water Conservation Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Water Environment Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43)
Water International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Water Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution : Focus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Weather and Forecasting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Weather, Climate, and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Web Ecology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Wetlands     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Wilderness & Environmental Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)

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Psychological Assessment
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.962
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 12  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1040-3590 - ISSN (Online) 1939-134X
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  • Reliability and validity of an observation-based parent–child
           interaction rating scale for Chinese children aged 0–6 years.

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      Abstract: We examined the psychometric properties of a parent–child interaction rating scale (IRS) in Chinese children. We recruited 346 dyads of children aged 0–6 years (Mage = 2.72 years, SD = 1.52 years) and their caregivers from four cities in China. Parent–child interactions were videotaped in a controlled laboratory and coded by two trained coders. Internal reliability and test–retest reliability were used to measure the reliability of test scores from the IRS in our sample. We performed confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to examine the factor structure of the Chinese version of the parent–child interaction rating scale (IRS-C). The third version of the dyadic parent–child interaction coding system (DPICS) was applied to assess the convergent validity of the IRS-C. Test scores from the IRS-C exhibited strong internal consistency (Kuder–Richardson 20 score 0.855) and test–retest reliability (intraclass correlation coefficient 0.809 over a 1-month interval). Results of confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the five-factor structure for both the child’s and caregiver’s domains of the IRS-C was suitable for the Chinese sample. Convergent validity in interpretation was also verified with significant correlations between the IRS-C and DPICS. Our findings suggested that the IRS-C produces reliable and valid test scores in the evaluation of parent–child interactions among Chinese children. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 24 Mar 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Reliability and validity of composite scores from the timed subtests of
           the D-KEFS battery.

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      Abstract: Many neuropsychological tests of executive functioning (EF) have test–retest reliabilities below what is considered acceptable. Combining several tests into a composite can improve reliability, although due to concerns about the multifaceted nature of the EF construct, this practice is rarely applied. The present study (a) examined internal consistencies and test–retest reliabilities of two composites of four EF tests (EF-Speed from timed scores and EF-Accuracy from error scores), and (b) preliminarily examined the criterion validity of the composites as a first step toward construct validation. Participants were 576 adults aged 18–93. Participants completed timed subtests of the Delis–Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS) at baseline. A subset of participants was retested twice (at 30 min and 1 year), or once (at 6 weeks). An additional subsample completed Timed Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (TIADLs), which was used to preliminarily examine the composites’ criterion validity. Internal consistency and test–retest reliabilities ranged from good to excellent for the EF-Speed composite (.809–.901) but were poor to acceptable for the EF-Accuracy composite (.510–.736). Both composites surpassed reliabilities of individual test or condition scores; one third of the examined individual speed-based scores and none of the individual error-based scores met the acceptable reliability threshold (i.e., < .7). The EF-Speed composite accounted for more variance in TIADL speed, and the EF-Accuracy in TIADL accuracy, than did any of the individual test scores, providing preliminary evidence of clinical utility and criterion validity. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Assessment of “los pequeños” Big Five: The Spanish version of the Big
           Five Personality Trait Short Questionnaire in adolescents.

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      Abstract: The major advantage of the Big Five Personality Trait Short Questionnaire (BFPTSQ) over other noncommercial Five-Factor Model (FFM) personality scales is that it targets both adolescents and adults. The aim of the present study was to explore the psychometric properties of this questionnaire in a Spanish, adolescent sample. The main sample was composed of 1,082 participants (Mage = 14.16, SD = 1.56, age range = 12–17 years), 53% girls. The results showed that the expected factor structure was mostly recovered using exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM). The ESEM presented satisfactory fit indices, as well as metric invariance and partial scalar invariance across genders. Moreover, coefficient αs and ordinal Ωs of all the scales were over .70, and test–retest indices were significant (p < .001). Regarding the associations of BFPTSQ with a junior FFM inventory, the correlations with the broad-trait scales ranged from .61 to .72, and 29 out of 30 correlations with the facet scales were significant (p < .001). Finally, most of the expected associations between the BFPTSQ scales and the criterion measures (internalizing and externalizing symptom scales, life satisfaction, and academic performance) were confirmed, widely replicating the results found in the development of the original questionnaire. This study supports the construct validity of extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, and emotional stability scales in Spanish-speaking adolescents. However, openness did not emerge as a well-defined factor in the present sample. The questionnaire seems to be a useful and readable measure for research and, potentially, for other applications such as clinical use. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Mar 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Gender differences in cross-informant discrepancies in aggressive and
           prosocial behavior: A latent difference score analysis.

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      Abstract: Cross-informant discrepancies (CIDs) in youth behavior are common. Given that these same behaviors often show or are perceived to show gender differences, it is important to understand how informant perceptions and their discrepancies are affected by gender. In n = 1,048 (51% male) Grade 5 (age 11) Swiss youth, self- versus teacher (n = 261) CIDs were explored using latent difference score (LDS) modeling. CIDs in prosociality (β = −.15) and aggression (β = .14) were predicted by child gender after adjusting for a range of covariates. Males reported more aggression than was attributed to them by teachers whereas females reported less aggression than was attributed to them. Both genders reported more prosociality than was attributed to them, with a larger discrepancy for males. Accounting for gender-related informant differences could help improve assessments used to ascertain whether clinically significant problems are present. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Little evidence for consistent initial elevation bias in self-reported
           momentary affect: A coordinated analysis of ecological momentary
           assessment studies.

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      Abstract: Response bias characterized by decreases in self-reported subjective states when measured repeatedly over short time-frames is a potential concern in social science. Recent work suggests that this initial elevation bias (IEB) is pronounced among young adult students’ self-reports of affect when using ambulatory methods, but it is unclear if such bias extends broadly across samples, designs, and constructs. We examined the conditions wherein reliable and robust IEB may manifest by conducting a coordinated analysis of seven ecological momentary assessment (EMA) studies with diverse lifespan samples to test the generalizability of IEB across study designs and affective constructs (momentary negative and positive affect). Overall, evidence for substantial IEB across studies was weak. No reliable evidence emerged for IEB in negative affect, with evidence for a small magnitude IEB for positive affect when comparing initial reports with reports made 1 week later, although the latter was not evident in other comparisons and was attenuated to nonsignificance when controlling for temporal factors. The magnitude and direction of IEB varied, but in mostly nonsystematic ways, as a function of study design and affective valence. Meta-analytic summary revealed consistently low combined effect sizes (Cohen’s ds ranging from −.05 to .14). We found little evidence that IEB in momentary affect is sufficiently reliable, robust, or generalizable across designs and constructs to pose broad and/or serious concerns for EMA studies. Nonetheless, we recommend systematically examining the potential for IEB across study designs and constructs to help identify the conditions/contexts where IEB may or may not manifest. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • The Personal Experiences Checklist Short Form (PECK-SF): Tests of
           invariance across gender and over time.

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      Abstract: Peer-victimization is a frequent experience for many children and adolescents. Accurate measurement of peer-victimization is essential for better understanding such experiences and informing intervention work. While many peer-victimization and bullying scales exist, they often lack important psychometric information. The short form of the Personal Experiences Checklist (PECK-SF) provides a brief measure of peer-victimization. Existing psychometric data supports the use of the scale as a measure of peer-victimization. However, there are no reports of invariance testing, limiting our ability to confidently use the scale to compare scores across boys and girls and for use in longitudinal research studies. Therefore, the aim of this study is to test the PECK-SF for invariance across gender and over time. Data were collected as part of a longitudinal study of 11- to 14-year-olds who provided data at two time points 2 months apart (NTime 1 = 744 NTime 2 = 333). Confirmatory factor analysis supported the one-factor structure of the PECK-SF. Invariance testing demonstrated strict invariance over time and across gender. The use of the PECK-SF is recommended when examining gender differences, or conducting longitudinal studies, in peer-victimization. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Measuring empathy in groups with high schizotypy: Psychometric evaluation
           of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index.

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      Abstract: Empathy is integral for interpersonal interactions and formation and maintenance of a strong social network. There is wide agreement that empathy is a multidimensional construct, and it is commonly measured with the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI). The IRI is used widely across healthy and clinical populations, yet insufficient evidence exists on whether the IRI is appropriate for use in groups characterized by high levels of schizotypy. This study sought to examine the factor structure and psychometric characteristics of the IRI when used in a sample of participants with high schizotypy. Nine hundred forty-one undergraduates completed the IRI; 218 met criteria for high schizotypy. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to test eight a priori factor structures, and scores from the best fitting model were correlated with relevant measures. Of the eight models tested, a two-factor model including the Perspective-Taking and Empathic Concern subscales evidenced the best fit. The original four-factor structure did not meet criteria for adequate fit in our sample. IRI subscale scores correlated with emotional intelligence. Results suggest that a two-factor structure of the IRI is the strongest path forward for use in high schizotypy samples. This approach, in addition to being psychometrically sound, has the added benefit of being a more brief and targeted assessment that aligns well with contemporary models of empathy. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Psychometric properties of the Pregnancy-Related Anxiety
           Scale—Screener.

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      Abstract: Pregnancy-related anxiety, a distinct anxiety characterized by pregnancy-specific concerns, has consistently been associated with adverse birth outcomes and obstetric and pediatric risk factors. Despite this, widespread screening for pregnancy-related anxiety has not been integrated into routine antenatal care likely due to the absence of a psychometrically sound screener. This study reports on the initial development of a brief screener derived from the 32-item pregnancy-related anxiety scale (PrAS). Three datasets (comprising pregnant women recruited online) were utilized in the development and evaluation of the PrAS screener (PrAS-Screener). Dataset one (N = 1,084) was used to derive two potential screeners from the PrAS using principal axis factoring (PAF). The factor structure of the models was evaluated using PAF and model fit assessed with confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) using datasets two (N = 638) and three (N = 581). The model comprised 15 items and five subscales was selected as the superior model. The selected model (i.e., PrAS-Screener) was evaluated for convergent and discriminant validity demonstrating higher correlations with similar measures and lower correlations with dissimilar measures and high internal consistency reliability (α = .93). The PrAS-Screener assesses the three core areas of pregnancy-related anxiety (childbirth, body image, baby concerns) but has the advantage of also assessing anxiety symptoms and medical staff concerns, an area integral to providing optimal antenatal care through trusted relationships with clinicians. Initial evidence indicates that the PrAS-Screener is promising as a brief and easy-to-administer screener suitable for use in routine antenatal care. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Reliability and validity of a transdiagnostic measure of reward valuation
           effort.

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      Abstract: To identify biobehavioral mechanisms underlying excessive reward consumption, reward valuation—effort (RV-E) assessments should (a) parallel measures in basic science to permit translation from preclinical to clinical studies; (b) quantify constructs dimensionally from healthy to disease states; and (c) hold relevance across different diagnostic categories. To address these aims, we developed a progressive ratio (PR) task whereby RV-E is measured as breakpoint when participants worked for access to playing a game. We evaluated test–retest reliability of breakpoint and convergent and discriminant validity of interpretations of this score against an established PR task for food. In Study 1, female undergraduates (N = 71; 33% racial minority; 28% ethnic minority) completed the game and food tasks in fasted and fed states. In Study 2, women (N = 189; 29% racial minority; 27% ethnic minority) with eating disorders (n = 158) were compared to controls (n = 31) on tasks. Game task breakpoint demonstrated excellent test–retest reliability, intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) = .91, 95% CI [.80, −.96], over 2 weeks and convergent validity with the fasted food task (r = .51, p < .001). Consistent with animal models, breakpoint was lower in fed compared to fasted states across tasks, B (SE) = 321.01 (552.40), p < .001. Finally, the game task demonstrated discriminant validity from measurement of satiation. In Study 2, women with eating disorders demonstrated higher breakpoint on both tasks compared to controls, and game PR task breakpoint decreased from a fasted to fed state. The game PR task offers a novel approach for translating results from animal models of RV-E into testable hypotheses in nonclinical and clinical samples. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
  • Rejection sensitivity across sex, sexual orientation, and age: Measurement
           invariance and latent mean differences.

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      Abstract: Intergroup differences in personality might be determined by systematic variation in social status and social experiences across groups. Because of its close association with social experiences, rejection sensitivity (RS)—a tendency toward anxious expectations of, and hypersensitivity to, interpersonal rejection—represents one such personality disposition that might differ across social groups, with implications for understanding mental health disparities. After first evaluating measurement invariance of the Adult Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire (A-RSQ), the present research sought to assess whether latent mean differences in RS emerged across sex, sexual orientation, and age in a population-based sample of Swedish young adults (age 18–36; N = 1,679). Analyses revealed that the scale achieved full configural, metric, and scalar invariance across sex and sexual orientation and partial scalar invariance across age. As expected, tests of latent mean differences indicated that women, sexual minorities, and people 18–29 years old exhibited significantly higher RS levels than men, heterosexuals, and people 30–36 years old, respectively. Findings from the present research highlight the utility of attending to group differences in maladaptive personality dispositions and information processing styles and their potential role in contributing to persistent mental health hardships uniquely affecting women, sexual minorities, and younger people. Implications for scale administration and future research into the social causes and consequences of RS are discussed. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
      PubDate: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT
       
 
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