A Study on Factor Structure and Validation of Social Reward Questionnaire in Iranian Youth


1 Department of Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Department of Psychology, School of Education and Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.


AbstractIntroduction: The present study was carried out with the aim of investigating the reliability, validity, and standardization of social reward questionnaire (SRQ) in Iranian youth. Method: This is a descriptive (correlative) study for which 419 youth of 18 to 36 years responded to SRQ. The data was studied using exploratory factor analysis, Cronbach’s Alpha and Pearson correlation coefficient.  Result: The analysis of exploratory data showed that 18 items of SQR have been loaded on four factors of "acceptance", "prosocial interactions", "sexual/abusive relations" and "negative social potency." The Cronbach’s Alpha coefficients obtained for the four items stood at 0.75, 0.67, 0.61 and 0.38, respectively.Conclusion: The results of the present study confirm the stability of factor structure and validity of social reward questionnaire for measuring this concept in Iranian youth.


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