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Henningsson, M. & Molander, B. (Eds.). (2018). Institutionen för psykologi vid Umeå universitet: verksamhet under 50 år (1966-2016). Umeå: Institutionen för psykologi, Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Institutionen för psykologi vid Umeå universitet: verksamhet under 50 år (1966-2016)
2018 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för psykologi, Umeå universitet, 2018. p. 213
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152494 (URN)9789176017678 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-08 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2020-03-03Bibliographically approved
Molander, B., Holmström, S. & Takšić, V. (2015). Differential Item Functioning in the Croatian-Swedish study of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire. In: : . Paper presented at 22nd Ramiro and Zoran Bujas’ Days.” Zagreb 16-18 April, 2015 (pp. 1).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Differential Item Functioning in the Croatian-Swedish study of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Differential item functioning (DIF), Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ), cross-cultural differences
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102032 (URN)
Conference
22nd Ramiro and Zoran Bujas’ Days.” Zagreb 16-18 April, 2015
Available from: 2015-04-21 Created: 2015-04-21 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Molander, B., Boraxbekk, C.-J., Stenling, A. & Borg, E. (2015). Judging and regulating force in sports: the psychophysical scale as a tool for putting shots. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 6, 154-169
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Judging and regulating force in sports: the psychophysical scale as a tool for putting shots
2015 (English)In: Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, ISSN 2152-0704, E-ISSN 2152-0712, Vol. 6, p. 154-169Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In many sports it is highly important to attain skills to judge and regulate the perceived force needed for the execution of motor actions. In the present paper it is emphasized that, while more research on these issues is sorely needed, there are psychophysical methods available to handle force. The putting shot in golf is used as an example, and it is shown how one of the psychophysical scales, the Borg CR100 scale®, functions in laboratory as well as field conditions. Detailed recommendations to players, instructors, and sport psychology practitioners are given for how to use the Borg scale in practice and in games, and it is concluded that such a scale is likely to be useful in many other sports as well.

Keywords
force, practice, distance, putting, Borg CR100 scale®
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107118 (URN)10.1080/21520704.2015.1092484 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2015-08-19 Created: 2015-08-19 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Molander, B., Olsson, C.-J., Stenling, A. & Borg, E. (2013). Regulating force in putting by using the Borg CR100 scale®. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(82)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regulating force in putting by using the Borg CR100 scale®
2013 (English)In: Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, E-ISSN 1664-1078, Vol. 4, no 82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Studies investigating the regulation of force of motor actions are scarce, and particularlyso in the area of sports. This is surprising, considering that in most sports precise forceis of great importance. The current study demonstrates how a psychophysical scale, theBorg CR100 scale® (Borg and Borg, 2001), can be used to assess subjective force aswell as regulate force in putting. Psychophysical functions were calculated on the relationships between judgments of force using the CR100 scale and the length of puttingshots, examined in a laboratory setting, where 44 amateur golfers played on both flatand uphill surfaces. High agreement and consistency between CR 100 ratings and distancesputted was demonstrated. No significant differences in handling the scale wereobserved between younger (mean age 37 years) and older (mean age 69 years) playersor between players of different skill level. This study provides a new innovative use of anexisting instrument, the Borg CR 100 scale®, in order to understand the regulation of forceneeded for putts of various lengths and surfaces. These results and the potential futurebenefits of the psychophysical approach in golf are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frontiers Media S.A., 2013
Keywords
putting, subjective force, Borg CR100 scale
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-65115 (URN)10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00082 (DOI)000330791200001 ()23443641 (PubMedID)
Funder
Swedish National Centre for Research in Sports
Available from: 2013-03-28 Created: 2013-02-06 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Molander, B. (2012). ESCQ and Differential Item Functioning Analysis. In: Vulic-Prtoric, A. (Ed.), The 18th  Zadar Psychology Days, Zadar, Croatia, May 24-26, 2012.. Paper presented at The 18th Zadar Psychology Days, Zadar, Croatia, May 24-26, 2012. (pp. 21-21).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>ESCQ and Differential Item Functioning Analysis
2012 (English)In: The 18th  Zadar Psychology Days, Zadar, Croatia, May 24-26, 2012. / [ed] Vulic-Prtoric, A., 2012, p. 21-21Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This talk presents a study of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ; Takšić, 1998), where scores from five countries (Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Finland and Sweden) were compared. Participants were 1.978 university students. Comparisons were performed on total scores (45 items), as well as on the three subscales Perceive and Understand (15 items), Express and Label (14 items), and Manage and Regulate (16 items). In addition, all countries were compared for item bias, i.e., differential item functioning (DIF). Analyses of DIF were performed according to a model based on ordinal logistic regression. Results from these analyses and comparisons are presented. In particular, the talk is focused on the relationships among the five countries with respect to number of biased items and scores on ESCQ, as well as the relationships between number of biased items and ratings obtained from the World Value Survey (Inglehart & Welzel, 2011). Implications for future cross-cultural studies of the ESCQ instrument are discussed.

National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-56261 (URN)
Conference
The 18th Zadar Psychology Days, Zadar, Croatia, May 24-26, 2012.
Available from: 2012-06-12 Created: 2012-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Molander, B., Holmström, S. & Tacsic´, V. (2011). South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire. Psychological Topics, 20(3), 425-447
Open this publication in new window or tab >>South and North: DIF Analyses of University-Student Responses to the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire
2011 (English)In: Psychological Topics, ISSN 1332-0742, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 425-447Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In a study of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire instrument (ESCQ; Takšić,1998) three samples of university students from Balkan countries (Croatia, Serbia, and Slovenia) were contrasted with two samples of university students from Nordic countries (Finland and Sweden). In total, 1978 students participated. Effects of country and gender were obtained from the ESCQ total scores, as well as from the subscale scores. The subsequent analyses of item bias, that is, differential item functioning (DIF), revealed a number of DIF items in pair wise comparisons of the samples, thus creating doubts about the fairness in comparing mean scores. Further analyses of the DIF items showed, however, that most of the item curve functions were uniform, and that effect sizes were low. It was also shown that the number of DIF items depended on which countries were compared. Spearman correlations between measures of number of DIF items and cultural values as measured by World Value Survey data were very high. Implications of these findings for future cross-cultural studies of the ESCQ instrument are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rijeka: Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta, Odsjek za psihologiju, 2011
Keywords
Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ), cross-cultural differences, DIF analyses, Balkan and Nordic countries, World Value Survey
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53960 (URN)
Available from: 2012-04-10 Created: 2012-04-10 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Molander, B., Holmström, S. & Taksic, V. (2009). Cross-cultural and sex differences in the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire scales: Challenges of differential item functioning analyses. Psiholoska obzorja/Horizons of Psychology, 18(3), 35-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cross-cultural and sex differences in the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire scales: Challenges of differential item functioning analyses
2009 (English)In: Psiholoska obzorja/Horizons of Psychology, ISSN 1318-187, Vol. 18, no 3, p. 35-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ), cross-cultural differences, sex differences, DIF analyses
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30301 (URN)
Available from: 2009-12-16 Created: 2009-12-16 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
Holmström, S., Molander, B., Jansson, J. & Barnekow-Bergqvist, M. (2008). Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Job Stress Survey. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 49(3), 277-286
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Job Stress Survey
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 49, no 3, p. 277-286Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study assesses and evaluates the psychometric properties of a Swedish version of the Job Stress Survey (JSS; Spielberger, 1991; Spielberger & Vagg, 1999). This instrument is constructed to measure generic sources of occupational stress encountered by employees in a wide variety of work settings, settings that often result in psychological strain. The JSS was administered to metal assembly industry workers and medical service personnel in northern Sweden (n= 1186). The exploratory factor analysis showed that there is a high similarity between the present Swedish version and the original American version. Internal reliabilities of the scales, as well as test-retest reliabilities were shown to be high, and concurrent validity, as examined by comparisons with the Perceived Stress Questionnaire Index ( Levenstein et al., 1993 ) was found to be satisfactory. The consistency of these findings is discussed with particular focus on groups of employees, gender, and cross-cultural evaluations.

Keywords
Job stress, Job Stress Survey, factor analysis, metal and assembly industry, medical service
National Category
Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-10594 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00639.x (DOI)
Available from: 2008-10-06 Created: 2008-10-06 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Holmgren, S., Molander, B. & Nilsson, L.-G. (2007). Episodic memory in adult age and effects of sibship size and birth order: Longitudinal data. Journal of Adult Development, 14, 37-46
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Episodic memory in adult age and effects of sibship size and birth order: Longitudinal data
2007 (English)In: Journal of Adult Development, ISSN 1068-0667, E-ISSN 1573-3440, Vol. 14, p. 37-46Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2007
Keywords
Sibship size, Birth order, Episodic memory, Adulthood and old age
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-2808 (URN)10.1007/s10804-007-9029-0 (DOI)
Available from: 2007-11-22 Created: 2007-11-22 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Faria, L., Lima Santos, N., Takšic, V., Räty, H., Molander, B., Holmström, S., . . . Toyota, H. (2006). Cross-cultural validation of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ). Paper presented at 9th European Congress of Psychology, Granada, Spain, 2005. Psicologia, 20(2), 95-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cross-cultural validation of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ)
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2006 (English)In: Psicologia, ISSN 0874-2049, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 95-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the cross-cultural validation of the Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ), which consists of 45 items divided into three subscales – (i) perceiving and understanding emotion (PU), (ii) expressing and labelling emotion (EL), and (iii) managing and regulating emotion (MR) – and is classified as a “trait emotional intelligence” or “perceived emotional intelligence” measure.

Originally, it was developed in Croatian settings using a theoretical framework from the emotional intelligence model (Mayer & Salovey, 1997), but it has already been translated into English and presented in 2001 at the 7th European Congress of Psychology in London.

The psychometric qualities and the relations of ESCQ with several relevant constructs in Croatian, Portuguese, Finnish, Swedish, Slovene, Spanish, and Japanese contexts are here presented, using target samples of mainly high school and university students, as well as older subjects (workers and supervisors), highlighting construct, convergent, divergent and concurrent validity. However, the Cronbach alpha of the MRscale needs improvement, stressing the need to further pursue the validity studies of the ESCQ.

Abstract [pt]

Este artigo tem como objectivo discutir a validação intercultural do Emotional Skills and Competence Questionnaire (ESCQ), sendo constituído por 45 itens divididos em três subescalas – (i) percepção emocional (PE),(ii) expressão emocional (EE)e(iii) capacidade para lidar com a emoção (CLE) –, e classifica­do como um instrumento de avaliação da “inteligência emocional de tipo traço” ou da “percepção de competência emocional”.

Foi originalmente desenvolvido no contexto croata, de acordo com a perspectiva teórica de Mayer e Salovey (1997), tendo sido traduzido para inglês e apresentado, em 2001, no 7th European Congress of Psychology, em Londres.

São apresentadas as qualidades psicométricas e as relações do ESCQ com outros constructos relevantes, nos contextos Croata, Português, Finlandês, Sueco, Eslove­no, Espanhol e Japonês, utilizando amostras­‑alvo de estudantes do ensino secun­dário e universitário, bem como de sujeitos mais velhos (trabalhadores e supervi­sores de empresas), tendo evidenciado bons valores de validade de constructo, convergente, divergente e concorrente. Contudo, o valor de alpha de Cronbach da subescala CLE exige melhoria, enfatizando a necessidade de prosseguir os estudos de validade do ESCQ.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edições Colibri, 2006
Keywords
emotional intelligence, cross-cultural validation, self-rating scale, inteligência emocional, validação inter­cultural, escala de auto­‑relato
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152167 (URN)
Conference
9th European Congress of Psychology, Granada, Spain, 2005
Available from: 2018-09-28 Created: 2018-09-28 Last updated: 2018-09-28Bibliographically approved
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