Journal article

Development and Validation of a New Measure of Everyday Adolescent Functioning: The Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale

Klaas J Wardenaar, Johanna TW Wigman, Ashleigh Lin, Eoin Killackey, Dina Collip, Stephen J Wood, Jaymee Ryan, Gennady Baksheev, Elizabeth Cosgrave, Barnaby Nelson, Alison R Yung

JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2013

Abstract

PURPOSE: Everyday functioning is an important outcome for studies of the developmental psychopathology of adolescence. An unbiased, well-validated, and easy-to-use instrument to specifically assess normal adolescent functioning is not yet available. The current study aimed to introduce and validate the Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale (MAFS). METHODS: The MAFS was developed by clinical consensus, resulting in a 23-item self-report questionnaire with three distinct subscales: general functioning, family-related functioning, and peer-related functioning. MAFS data were collected in a general population sample (N = 842; mean age = 15.0 years [standard deviation = .4]) at baseline a..

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