Adolescent Dissociation: The Development and Initial Validation of the Adolescent Dissociation Scale.
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Mary L. Kelley
The present study attempted to develop and initially validate a self-report screening measure for adolescent dissociative experiences. The Adolescent Dissociation Scale (ADS) is a 49-item, empirically derived, self-report scale designed as a research, screening measure to examine the degree of dissociative experiences in the general population as compared to clinical subjects. Results obtained suggest the ADS is a reliable, highly internally consistent measure. Initial content, construct and discriminate validity were explored. The ADS was found to discriminate between high and low dissociative adolescents. The ADS also was positively correlated with other measures of dissociation.
Fitzmaurice, Colleen Mary, "Adolescent Dissociation: The Development and Initial Validation of the Adolescent Dissociation Scale." (1995). LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 6010.