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Table 4 Pearson Correlation Coefficients for Construct Validity

From: Evaluating the psychometric properties of the mental health continuum-short form (MHC-SF) in Dutch adolescents

Instrument MHC-SF well-being dimension subscale MHC-SF total
Emotional Psychological Social
Convergent validity
 PA of PANAS-C .58*** .52*** .45*** .56***
 Kidscreen-27 .67*** .55*** .50*** .62***
 SPF-ILs .62*** .65*** .55*** .68***
 Cantril’s ladder .58*** .44*** .39*** .50***
Divergent validity
 RCADS-25 −.51*** −.46*** −.41*** −.50***
 Depression −.55*** −.48*** −.43*** −.53***
 Anxiety −.41*** −.38*** −.34*** −.41***
  1. *** p < .001
  2. Notes. PA of PANAS-C positive affect dimension of the Positive and Negative Affect Scale for Children, SPF-ILs Social Production Function Instrument for the Level of well-being, RCADS-25 Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale-25