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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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GASPAR, Tânia  and  MATOS, Margarida Gaspar de. “For me it easy”: social and personal skills scale. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2015, vol.16, n.2, pp.195-206. ISSN 1645-0086.  http://dx.doi.org/10.15309/15psd160206.

The personal and social skills play a key role in children and adolescents development, as well as their behavior towards risk factors. The Scale " For me it Easy " is a measuring instrument of personal and social skills that was built and validity by Adventure Social Team www.aventurasocial.com .This manuscript aims to study the validation of the instrument. The study includes 960 Portuguese children and adolescents with a mean age of 12.5 years (SD = 1.61). Were included 56.8 % boys of different educational levels. The studied version of the instruments demonstrated good psychometric properties and the factor structure identifies 5 dimensions of personal and social skills (Basic Skills, Problem Solving, Emotional Regulation, Interpersonal Relationships and Defining Objectives). . The Scale "Easy for me" can be considered an instrument that meets a need and contributes to the research and evaluation of intervention in Portuguese children and adolescents, especially in prevention and promotion of personal and social skills and healthy development.

Keywords : Skills; Children/adolescents; Assessment.

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