Armyanskii ln., 4-2,
Moscow, 101000, Russia


Evgeny Osin1
  • 1 National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation

Measuring Positive and Negative Affect: Development of a Russian-language Analogue of PANAS

2012. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 91–110 [issue contents]

The paper presents the development of a Russian language questionnaire “Scale of Positive and Negative Affectivity” (SPANA) based on the English-language PANAS measure. The cross-cultural equivalence of the short 20-item version of the questionnaire was tested by means of multi-group confirmatory factor analysis using data from an English-language (N=450) and a Russian-language (N=475) sample. Measurement unit equivalence of the two instruments was established, although full score equivalence was not fully supported by the data. The new SPANA instrument shows high reliability and predictable associations with other subjective well-being indicators. Cultural and gender differences in positive and negative score are presented and discussed. The latent structure of an extended 57-item pool of Russian-language emotional descriptors is presented, resulting in a set of scales similar to PANAS-X available for research use.

Citation: Osin, E. N. (2012). Izmerenie pozitivnykh i negativnykh emotsii: razrabotka russkoyazychnogo analoga metodiki PANAS [Measuring Positive and Negative Affect: Development of a Russian-language Analogue of PANAS]. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, 9(4), 91-110. (in Russian)
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