This issue of LIBERABIT has a clear focus on psychometrics. Ziegler and Bensch (2013) state that when translating an existing measurement tool into another language, users must ask the same questions as they do when constructing a new tool:
- For what measurement purpose is the instrument designed (e.g., personnel selection, clinical assessment)?
- What is the target population (e.g., adolescents, adults, patients)?
- Who will employ the instrument (e.g., researchers, practitioners)?
Several authors in this topic have tried to adapt existing or translated measurement tools to different specific populations and to provide psychometric data that allows practitioners to use these tools on a scientific basis...
Maslow, A.H. (1968). Toward a psychology of being, 2nd ed. New York: Van Nostrand
Rogers, C.R. (1961). On becoming a person. Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Seligman, M.E.P. (2009). Authentic Happiness. New York: Free Press
Seligman, M. E. P., Steen, T. A., Park, N., & Peterson, Ch. (2005). Positive Psychology Progress: Empirical Validation of Interventions. American Psychologist, 60(5), 410-421.
Ziegler, M. & Bensch D. (2013). Lost in Translation: Thoughts Regarding the Translation of Existing Psychological Measures into Other Languages. European Journal of Psychological Assessmen, 29(2),81–83.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
In the event that the manuscript is approved for future publication, the authors retain the copyright and assign to the journal the rights to publish, edit, reproduce, distribute, exhibit, and communicate nationally and internationally in the various databases, repositories and portals.
The author can share, disseminate, and publicize his research published by the media (e.g., academic social networks, repositories, and portals) available on the web.
During the editorial review process, the journal will provide the author with the previous versions (post-print) which should NOT be disclosed by any media, only for personal use and for final approval.
Liberabit will send the author the final version of the article (published version) in PDF and HTML to be shared, disseminated and disclosed by the media available on the web.
After the publication of the articles, the authors can make other independent or additional agreements for the non-exclusive dissemination of the version of the article published in this journal (publication in books or institutional repositories), provided that it is indicated with the respective reference that the work has been published for the first time in this journal.