Factorial structure and psychometric properties of the Sensation Seeking Scale - Form V (SSS-V) in a sample of italian adolescents

Giovanna Manna, Palmira Faraci, Maria Rosaria Como

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Abstract

The present study was designed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Sensation Seeking Scale – Form V (SSS-V) for theItalian-speaking population. The instrument was administered to 1,530 high school and college students. A second group of 268 high schoolstudents completed the SSS-V and the Impulsiveness Questionnaire (IVE). Exploratory factor analysis highlighted a 2-factor structure, Thrilland Adventure Seeking (TAS) and Disinhibition (Dis). Confirmatory factor analysis revealed an adequate model fit. Internal consistency ofthe subscales was marginally supported using the alpha reliability measure. Convergent validity was supported by significant positive correlationsbetween Venturesomeness IVE subscale and both TAS and Dis. As a proof of discriminant validity, Impulsiveness was found to be not relatedto TAS and lowly correlated to Dis. Our results corroborated the outcomes of many previous studies suggesting the need to test the SSS-Vdegree of factor invariance and factor structure stability. Further analyses involving independent samples are required to confirm the presentfindings.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)276-288
Numero di pagine13
RivistaEurope's Journal of Psychology
Volume9 (2)
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2013

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