Reliability and validity of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 in Hispanic Americans with English or Spanish language preference

Sharon H. Baik, Rina S. Fox, Sarah D. Mills, Scott C. Roesch, Georgia Robins Sadler, Elizabeth A. Klonoff, Vanessa L. Malcarne*

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Abstract

This study examined the psychometric properties of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 among 436 community-dwelling Hispanic Americans with English or Spanish language preference. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis examined the factorial invariance of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 across language groups. Results supported a two-factor model (negative, positive) with equivalent response patterns and item intercepts but different factor covariances across languages. Internal consistency reliability of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 total and subscale scores was good in both language groups. Convergent validity was supported by expected relationships of Perceived Stress Scale-10 scores to measures of anxiety and depression. These results support the use of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 among Hispanic Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-639
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019

Keywords

  • Hispanic
  • reliability
  • scale
  • stress
  • validation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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