Psychometric properties of the Perception of Teasing Scale in a Spanish adolescent sample: POTS-S

Gemma López-Guimerà, J. Fauquet, D. Sánchez-Carracedo, J. R. Barrada, C. Saldaña, A. Masnou-Roig

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The present study examines the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Perception of Teasing Scale (POTS-S). Participants were 1559 adolescents. They completed a translated version of the POTS and versions validated in Spanish population of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, the Body Dissatisfaction and Drive for Thinness subscales of the Eating Disorders Inventory-2, and the Children's Eating Attitudes Test. The results showed that the POTS-S retains the original structure of two factors, weight and competency, with satisfactory fit indices. The POTS-S constitutes a shorter questionnaire than the original version; specifically, it consists of 9 items instead of 11. The POTS-S showed good internal consistency and satisfactory test-retest stability. The relationship between the weight subscale and the variables related to eating and weight were statistically significant. As regards the competency subscale, the correlations were all lower than those for the weight subscale, except in the case of the self-esteem variable. The POTS-S showed good psychometric properties, indicating its suitability as an instrument for assessing the perception of teasing in Spanish adolescents. ©2012, Editrice Kurtis.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEating and Weight Disorders
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012


  • Adolescence
  • Confirmatory data analysis
  • Overweight
  • Psychometrics
  • Teasing
  • Weight-related issues

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