Argentinean Adaptation of the Social Skills Inventory IHS-Del-Prette

Fabián Orlando Olaz, Leonardo Medrano, María Eugenia Greco, Zilda Aparecida Pereira Del Prette
2009 The Spanish Journal of Psychology  
We present the results of the adaptation of the IHS-Del-Prette (Inventario de Habilidades Sociales, in English, Social Skills Inventory) to a sample of Argentinean college students. Firstly, we addressed the backward translation and carried out an equivalence study of the Portuguese and Spanish versions of the scale. The results showed the two versions were equivalent, as we obtained correlations lower than .50 in only 5 items. Secondly, we performed item analysis by calculating discrimination
more » ... ndexes and item-total correlations. Results indicated that the items are sensitive to differentiate between high and low social-skill groups. Exploratory factor analysis carried out with a sample of 602 college students yielded five factors that explained 26.5% of the total variance, although our data did not completely match the original factor structure. We also obtained moderate alpha values for the subscales, but high reliability for the total scale. Lastly, group differences between males and females are presented to provide evidence of validity. We discuss the implications of the results and present future lines of inquiry.
doi:10.1017/s1138741600002122 fatcat:zrrtiljt5rcqnco2dwq7py2cki