Positive psychology and evaluating instruments used in Brazil / Psicologia positiva e os instrumentos de avaliação no contexto brasileiro

Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica. 2010;23(3):440-448


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Journal Title: Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica

ISSN: 0102-7972 (Print); 1678-7153 (Online)

Publisher: SpringerOpen

Society/Institution: Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

LCC Subject Category: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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Fabio Scorsolini-Comin
Manoel Antonio dos Santos


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The objective of this study is to present an integrative review of the scientific literature about concepts, methods and evaluating instruments regarding Positive Psychology. Six papers from LILACS and SCIELO databases (1970-2008) based on inclusion/exclusion criteria were analyzed. The studies broached tools of measurement related to subjective welfare and satisfaction. Among the major contributions of this frame of reference, we point out the construction of estimation tools and intervention models. The foremost scales are North-American, in fact, there is just one Brazilian scale. Thus, it was noticed the necessity of developing adapted and valid instruments for the Brazilian context. Besides, new studies that investigate international instruments, their prerequisites, validation and applications in different cultural contexts should be done.