Adaptación española de la Children’s Hassles Scaleescala de estresores cotidianos en la infancia

  1. Mayelin Rey-Bruguera 1
  2. María del Rosario Martínez-Arias 2
  3. Isabel Calonge-Romano 2
  1. 1 Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, España
  2. 2 Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España
Revista de Psicología Clínica con Niños y Adolescentes

ISSN: 2340-8340

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 5

Issue: 2

Pages: 9-16

Type: Article

DOI: 10.21134/RPCNA.2018.05.2.1 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Spanish adaptation of the Children’s Hassles Scale: A scale to assess daily stressors in childhood. Self-report instruments to assess situations of daily stress in childhood are scarce and it is important to have tools that allow greater knowledge of this stage of development. The paper presented the Spanish adaptation of the Children’s Hassles Scale (CHS), a self-report questionnaire to assess daily stressors in childhood and adolescence. The instrument was administrated to a sample of 579 children between 10-12 years of age from the city of Madrid (54.2% were boys). Participants were from clinical group (n = 94) and community group (n = 485). Confirmatory factor analysis showed validity evidence based on the internal structure, with four first level factor, peer comparison, parent, school and family, and a second level factor. Internal consistency was good for CHS (ordinal alpha = .88), although somewhat lower for the factors (peer comparison = .79; school = .69; parents = .67; family = .63). Good evidences of divergent validity were found when daily hassles were compared to other stressors. Some differences between clinical group and community group in peer comparison and school stressors and sex differences in peer comparison and parental stressors were found. Daily hassles were significantly related with externalizing and internalizing symptomatology. Results indicate that CHS is a valid and reliable instrument that can be useful in clinical and educational research and practice.

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