Openly accessible

Validation of the Dutch version of the Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale (MAFS)

Mayle, S A, De Klerk-Sluis, J M, Lin, A, Yung, Alison R., Wardenaar, K J, Broekman, S R J, Pluim, W H and Wigman, J T W 2020, Validation of the Dutch version of the Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale (MAFS), Health and quality of life outcomes, vol. 18, pp. 1-11, doi: 10.1186/s12955-020-01517-7.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Validation of the Dutch version of the Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale (MAFS)
Author(s) Mayle, S A
De Klerk-Sluis, J M
Lin, A
Yung, Alison R.
Wardenaar, K J
Broekman, S R J
Pluim, W H
Wigman, J T W
Journal name Health and quality of life outcomes
Volume number 18
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2020
ISSN 1477-7525
Keyword(s) Adolescents
Functioning
MAFS
Multidimensional adolescent functioning scale
Paediatric
Psychosocial
Scale
Summary Background: The Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale (MAFS) is a 23-item, self-report questionnaire assessing psychosocial functioning in adolescents aged 12-17 years. It captures three domains of functioning: 'general functioning', 'family-related functioning', and 'peer-related functioning'. The original English version has good psychometric properties. The aim of the current paper was to translate the MAFS to Dutch and to investigate the psychometric properties of this translation. Methods: After translation, the Dutch MAFS was assessed in 397 adolescents aged 12-17 years, assessed at schools. Internal consistency, factor structure and correlations with other questionnaires assessing functioning, psychopathology and well-being were investigated. Results: A hierarchical/bifactor model with a general factor that loads on all items (MAFS-general) and three group factors, loading respectively on the GF, FF and PF items, was found to describe the data best. Internal consistency of the MAFS total score (α = 0.87) was good and of the subscales (α = 0.74-0.80) acceptable. Comparable alphas were found in males and females. Correlations between MAFS subscales ranged from 0.33 to 0.43, indicating sufficient differentiation. The MAFS general factor score and group factor scores showed positive correlations with other measures of good functioning and well-being, and negative correlations with measures of psychopathology, supporting convergent and divergent validity. Conclusions: The Dutch translation of the MAFS has adequate psychometric properties to assess three domains of functioning in adolescents from the general population aged 12-17 years. The MAFS is freely accessible in the Appendix and easy to administer
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12955-020-01517-7
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1117 Public Health and Health Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30153234

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: Faculty of Health
School of Medicine
Open Access Collection
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 0 times in TR Web of Science
Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 9 Abstract Views, 0 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 08 Jul 2021, 08:24:58 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.