The purpose of this study was to develop the POMS-SBV using a sample of healthy individuals. Participants (N = 1,923) were elementary and high school students from Hong Kong and Beijing. Item elimination was based on face validity and the impact of those items on the internal consistency of the subscales. The final version of the POMS-SBV has 38 items. A strong positive relationship (r = 0.94 to 0.97) was found between the six dimensions of the POMS-SBV and that of the original POMS. Both scales have identical overall internal consistency and Total Mood Disturbance scores, yet the POMS-SBV reduces greatly the response burden necessary for completion. It is concluded that the POMS-SBV can be an ideal alternative to the original POMS.
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- Developmental and Educational Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health