The indirect assessment of social anhedonia in Chinese adolescents: Preliminary findings

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Gooding, DC
Chan, RCK
Zhou, HY
Li, Z
Cheung, EFC
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2017
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Nearly all self-report measures of anhedonia have been developed for use in adults. Recently we developed an age and developmentally appropriate measure of social/interpersonal pleasure for adolescents (ACIPS-A), whereby lower scores are indicative of social anhedonia. However the scale had not been administered to Eastern samples. The adolescent version of the Anticipatory and Consummatory Interpersonal Pleasure Scale (ACIPS-A) was administered to a general, community-derived Chinese adolescent sample of 442 students, including 186 males (44%), who ranged in age from 12 to 18 years old. The 20-item Chinese Temporal Experience of Pleasure (TEPS) was also administered to the sample. Exploratory factor analysis revealed that three factors (Casual bonding, Close relationships, and Shared interests) accounted for nearly 69% of the variance. The total ACIPS-A showed excellent internal consistency, with ordinal alpha = 0.94. Scores on the adolescent version of the ACIPS were positively and significantly associated with total scores on the four Chinese TEPS subscales. The ACIPS-A is a sufficiently robust measure to be useful and valid in Chinese samples as well as in Western (i.e. European and U.S.) samples.

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Psychiatry Research

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257

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Biomedical and clinical sciences

Psychology

ACIPS-A

Adolescence

Cross-cultural

Interpersonal pleasure

Social anhedonia

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Gooding, DC; Chan, RCK; Zhou, HY; Li, Z; Cheung, EFC, The indirect assessment of social anhedonia in Chinese adolescents: Preliminary findings, Psychiatry Research, 2017, 257, pp. 418-423

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