عنوان مقاله [English]
Introduction: 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 main purpose of the present study was to investigate factorial structure of Farsi version of the Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale.
Method: 479 adolescences (234 boys and 245 girls), who were selected through multistage sampling, completed the Multidimensional Adolescent Functioning Scale. The confirmatory factor analysis method was used to compute the MAFS factorial validity.
Results: The results of confirmatory factor analysis showed that the hypothesized 3-factor structure consisted on general functioning, family related functioning and peer related functioning fits well to the MAFS data. Internal consistency for the MAFS scales was good.
Conclusion: In conclusion, the MAFS is instrument with good psychometric properties, which could be suitable for a broad range of future research application, especially when a multidimensional and unbiased indication of normal adolescent functioning is required.