Indian Journal of Medical Specialities

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 210--218

Adoption and validation of the adolescent stress questionnaire for Indian high school students


Ovine Loyster D Souza1, Sucharitha Suresh2, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga3 
1 Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Father Muller College of Nursing, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Community Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Father Muller Medical Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga
Mangalore Institute of Oncology Pumpwell, Mangalore - 575 002, Karnataka
India

Introduction: Adolescent stress questionnaire (ASQ) – a 58-item inventory covering broad range of adolescent distress was developed and validated for Australian adolescents. The present study reports a modification of the ASQ for the Indian context. Methodology: Initially, a focus groups study was carried out with 8 adolescents and 8 experts to understand the relevance of the subject and domain contents of ASQ using the original ASQ. Later content validation was done by the experts in the field for the modified ASQ. The modified version was administered to (n = 20) adolescents for pilot testing. In the next stage, the scale was given to 153 adolescents and readministered to the same samples after 1 week. Statistical analysis was done to ascertain the internal consistency, component factor, and test–retest reliability as per the standard analysis. Results: During stage one, 38 questions were retained which were more relevant to Indian context. The internal consistency of 6 subscales was ≥8 and measuring 0.89 for overall questionnaire. The test–retest reliability measured 0.96 for the overall scale (P < 0.0001) for each domain. During the confirmatory factor analysis, above half (20 of 38) of the items confirmed high correlations with their component scale, with factor loadings P < 0.5. Conclusion: The modified ASQ had acceptable internal consistency and test–retest reliability. Further testing with adolescent students living in other parts is recommended to provide a more complete assessment of the questionnaire.


How to cite this article:
D Souza OL, Suresh S, Baliga MS. Adoption and validation of the adolescent stress questionnaire for Indian high school students.Indian J Med Spec 2019;10:210-218


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D Souza OL, Suresh S, Baliga MS. Adoption and validation of the adolescent stress questionnaire for Indian high school students. Indian J Med Spec [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Jan 26 ];10:210-218
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