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Titre du document / Document title

Construction and validation of the Homesickness Vulnerability Questionnaire

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

VERSCHUUR Margot J. (1) ; EURELINGS-BONTEKOE Elisabeth H. M. (1) ; SPINHOVEN Philip (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Psychology, Division of Clinical and Health Psychology, Leiden University, PO Box 9555, 2300 RB, Leiden, PAYS-BAS

Résumé / Abstract

This study describes the final steps in the construction of a questionnaire to assess the vulnerability to develop homesickness. The psychometric properties of the Homesickness Vulnerability Questionnaire (HVQ) were assessed by comparing two samples: a random sample from the Dutch population (N=485) and a combined sample consisting of several groups of subjects that have been used in former studies on the HVQ (N= 862). The discriminative power of the various subscales resulting from confirmatory factor analyses was tested by comparing the subscale-scores of subjects suffering from severe homesickness, depression but not homesickness and healthy controls for both samples separately. The subscales Earlier homesickness experiences and Expression of emotions/seeking social support appeared to discriminate best between these three groups in both populations and hence appear to be characteristic of homesickness. The rigidity subscale had additional differentiating power only in the combined sample. The reliability of all subscales in both populations was reasonable to good, as well as the test-retest stability as assessed in the population sample. It is concluded that the Homesickness Vulnerability Questionnaire seems to be an adequate instrument for differentiating between homesick, depressive and healthy control subjects.

Revue / Journal Title

Personality and individual differences    ISSN  0191-8869   CODEN PEIDD9 

Source / Source

2001, vol. 30, no1, pp. 11-19 (8 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Elsevier, Kidlington, ROYAUME-UNI  (1980) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Test validation

;

Test reliability

;

Domicile change

;

Psychological effect

;

Vulnerability

;

Emotion emotionality

;

Social support

;

Personality test

;

Personality

;

Psychometrics

;

Human

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Validation test

;

Fidélité test

;

Changement domicile

;

Effet psychologique

;

Vulnérabilité

;

Emotion émotivité

;

Support social

;

Test personnalité

;

Personnalité

;

Psychométrie

;

Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Validación prueba

;

Fidelidad pruebra

;

Cambio domicilio

;

Efecto psicológico

;

Vulnerabilidad

;

Emoción emotividad

;

Apoyo social

;

Prueba personalidad

;

Personalidad

;

Psicometría

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 18816, 35400009407496.0020

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 852363



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