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Psychometric Properties Of The Highly Sensitive Person Scale In Mexican Population

Authors Montoya-Pérez KS, Ortega JIM, Montes-Delgado R, Padrós-Blázquez F, de la Roca Chiapas JM, Montoya-Pérez R

Received 26 July 2019

Accepted for publication 22 October 2019

Published 29 November 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 1081—1086


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Igor Elman

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Karina Salud Montoya-Pérez,1 Jorge Isaac Manuel Ortega,2 Roberto Montes-Delgado,1 Ferrán Padrós-Blázquez,3 José María de la Roca Chiapas,4 Rocío Montoya-Pérez5

1Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Colima, Colima, México; 2Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, México; 3Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Michoacán, México; 4Departamento de Psicología, División de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad de Guanajuato, León, Guanajuato, México; 5Instituto de Investigaciones Químico Biológicas, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Michoacán, México

Correspondence: Karina Salud Montoya-Pérez
Facultad de Psicología, Universidad de Colima, Avenue Universidad #333, Col. Las Víboras, Colima C.P. 28040, Col. México

Abstract: Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) is a genetically-determined trait that allows people to notice external and internal subtleties in sensory stimuli easily. This feature provides certain advantages to those who possess it, such as, greater empathy, artistic tastes or skills, also, this people can get greater benefit in circumstances with little exposure to sensory input. However, an unfavorable feature of the trait is an increased vulnerability to development psychopathology. In Mexico there is not an instrument to assess the presence of the SPS, thus, the purpose of this research was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Highly Sensitive Person Scale (HSP Scale) in Mexican population. The results showed that the adaptation of HSP Scale has adequate psychometric properties, so the essential contribution of this study is to provide a reliable and valid instrument that allows to discriminate the presence of the SPS.

Keywords: sensory processing sensitivity, highly sensitivity, personality, vulnerability, psychopathology

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