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Psychometric properties of the Centrality of Event Scale in Italian adolescents (Proprietà psicometriche della Centrality of Event Scale in un gruppo di adolescenti italiani.)
Titolo Rivista:  MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA
Autori/Curatori: Chiara Ionio, Eleonora Mascheroni, Paola Di Blasio
Anno di pubblicazione: 2018 Fascicolo: 1 Lingua: Inglese
Numero pagine: 13 P. 67-79 Dimensione file: 241 KB
DOI: 10.3280/MAL2018-001005
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Stressful and traumatic experiences may become turning points that organize past, present and future experiences and autobiographical memories. The Centrality of Event Scale (CES) measures the extent to which the memory of a highly stressful and traumatic event is central in a person’s life. The present work aimed to translate, adapt and validate the CES in the Italian context, evaluating the psychometric proprieties using a sample of 872 Italian adolescents (60.2% male) aged between 11 and 21 years (M = 16.60, SD = 1.67). The Italian version was proved to be a valid measure for adolescents’ sample in the Italian context. Moreover, significant correlation with the presence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) symptomatology tested by the Impact of Event Scale Revised was found. Our find-ings provided evidence on the validity of the scale for use with adolescent samples, which may contribute for a better understanding of the impact that significant life events may have on them during an important period of their life.

Le esperienze stressanti e traumatiche vissute durante il corso della vita possono diventare punti di svolta che organizzano le esperienze passate, presenti e future, e le memorie autobiografiche. La Centrality of Event Scale misura quanto la memoria di un evento alta-mente stressante e traumatico è centrale nella vita di una persona. Il presente lavoro ha l’obiettivo di tradurre, adattare e validare la Centrality of Event Scale nel contesto italiano, valutandone le proprietà psicometriche utilizzando un gruppo di 872 adolescenti italiani (60.2% maschi) di età compresa tra 11 e 21 anni (M = 16.60, DS = 1.67 ). La versione ita-liana si è dimostrata una misura valida per gli adolescenti nel contesto italiano. Inoltre, sono state trovate correlazioni significative con la presenza di sintomatologia post-traumatica, valutata con l’Impact of Event Scale Revised. I nostri risultati forniscono prove sulla validità della scala da utilizzare con adolescenti, che possono contribuire a una migliore comprensione dell’impatto che eventi di vita significativi possono avere su di loro durante un importante periodo della loro vita.

Keywords: Centrality of Event Scale, stress, trauma, disturbo da stress post-traumatico, adolescenza


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  1. Chiara Ionio, Eleonora Mascheroni, Paola Di Blasio, The Centrality of Events Scale for Italian adolescents: Integrating traumatic experience into one’s identity and its relation to posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology in Europe’s Journal of Psychology /2018 pp. 359, DOI: 10.5964/ejop.v14i2.1465
Chiara Ionio, Eleonora Mascheroni, Paola Di Blasio, Psychometric properties of the Centrality of Event Scale in Italian adolescents in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 1/2018, pp. 67-79, DOI:10.3280/MAL2018-001005

     


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