Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of psychological instruments: some considerations

  • Juliane Callegaro Borsa Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Bruno Figueiredo Damásio Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Denise Ruschel Bandeira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Keywords: translating, adaptation, psychological testing, psychometrics

Abstract

The adaptation of psychological instruments is a complex process that requires a high methodological rigor. Because there is no consensus in the literature about its steps, this article discuss some essential aspects regarding the cross-cultural adaptation of psychological instruments and proposes guidelines to the researchers about the different steps of this process. Some considerations regarding the validation of the adapted instrument are also presented. In this stage, we discuss some aspects regarding the factorial structure of the instrument, which might be evaluated through statistical procedures, such as exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. More than that, the authors provide some guidelines to the validation of psychological instruments in different cultures.

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Published
2012-12-01
How to Cite
Borsa, J., Damásio, B., & Bandeira, D. (2012). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of psychological instruments: some considerations . Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 22(53), 423-432. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2012000300014
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