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Karami B, Gashool M, Tayarani Rad A, Qasemi S. The Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters-II (MESSY-II) and Its Adaptation for Iranian Children and Adolescents with Intellectual Disability. PCP 2013; 1 (4) :239-245
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-128-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran. , bak.karami@gmail.com
2- M.A student of General Psychology, Department of Psychology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran
3- Ph.D. student of Assessment and Measurement, Department of psychology and education, Allame tabataba,i university, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (4594 Views)

Objective: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties and factor structure of the Matson Evaluation of Social Skills with Youngsters-II (MESSY-II) in a community population in Iran.

Methods: The Iranian version of the MESSY-II was administered by interviewing care staff of all children and adolescents (n=355) with administratively defined intellectual disabilities (IDs) living in Tehran, Esfahan, Karaj & Kurdistan.

Results: Exploratory factor analysis showed two factor structures (Inappropriate Assertiveness/ Impulsiveness and Appropriate Social Skills) for the MESSY-II. MESSY-II subscales demonstrated high internal consistency reliability.

Conclusion: The present study indicates that the Persian form of MESSY-II is applicable to research on populations with varying mental functioning, diagnoses, ages, and living arrangements.

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Received: 2013/06/3 | Accepted: 2013/09/11 | Published: 2013/10/1

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