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Scientific Annals of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece

VOLUME 8 INFORMATION



SCIENTIFIC ANNALS 
OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN GREECE
ΙSBN 978-960-9405-65-2


Edited annually by the Psychological Society of Northern Greece (PSNG): Volume 8, 2010

Legally responsible:
George Grouios, President of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece
Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece. Phone: +30-2310-992177. E-mail: ggrouios@phed.auth.gr

Executive Committee of PSNG:

George Grouios 
Mary Kosmidis

Symeon Vlachopoulos
Angeliki Leondari
Panayiota Metallidou
Anastasia Efklides
Andreas Brouzos
Vasiliki Deliyianni-Kouimtzis 
 
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Member
Member
Ex officio member
Ex officio member
Ex officio member 


Editors of the Scientific Annals of the Psychological Society of Northern Greece

Editor-in-Chief: Andreas Brouzos Assistant Editors: Anastasia Alevriadou
Associate Editor:
Consultant Editor:

Plousia Misailidi
Anastasia Efklides

 

Symeon Vlachopoulos
Panayiota Metallidou
Fotini Bonoti
George Panagis

 

 


Editors of the 8th Volume:

Panayota Metallidou
Pagona Roussi
Plousia Misailidi
Anastasia Efklides
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Ioannina, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


Editorial Board

George Grouios
Shulamith Kreitler
Angeliki Leontari
Diomedes Markoulis
Robert Neimeyer
Markku Niemivirta
Jose M. Prieto
Wolfgang Schnotz
Yannis Theodorakis
Maria Tzouriadou
Marja Vauras
Marcel Veenman
Filippos Vlachos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel-Aviv University, Israel
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Memphis, USA
University of Helsinki, Finland
Complutense University, Madrid, Spain
University of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, Germany
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
University of Turku, Finland
University of Leiden, The Netherlands
University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece


Publisher:
Pedio S.A., Methonis 4 & Ippokratous, 106 80 Athens, Greece.
Phone: +30 210 3390204-5-6. Fax: +30 210 3390209.

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Τόμος 8, 2010                                                                                               Volume 8, 2010



ΕΠΙΣΤΗΜΟΝΙΚΗ ΕΠΕΤΗΡΙΔΑ 
ΤΗΣ 
ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΚΗΣ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑΣ ΒΟΡΕΙΟΥ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ

έτος ιδρύσεως 2002


SCIENTIFIC ANNALS
OF THE 
PSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NORTHERN GREECE

founded 2002






ΕΡΕΥΝΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΑΞΙΟΛΟΓΗΣΗ
Επιμέλεια Σύνταξης και Έκδοσης:
                  Ανδρέας Μπρούζος
                  Πλουσία Μισαηλίδη
                  Aναστασία Ευκλείδη


STUDIES IN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
Editors:
         Andreas Brouzos
         Plousia Misailidi
         Anastasia Efklides



ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΓΡΑΜΜΑΤΑ                                                                               ELLINIKA GRAMMATA


Τόμος 8, 2010                                                                                                  Volume 8, 2010

CONTENTS


Authors list .........................................................................................................................XI

Reviewers list ....................................................................................................................XIII

Preface
         Andreas Brouzos ........................................................................................................XV

Prologue
         Panayiota Μetallidou and Pagona Roussi........................................................................XVII

Basic concepts and applications of structural equation
modeling in the field of social sciences
         Nikolaos Tsigilis........................................................................................................... 1

Measurement invariance in comparative psychological research
         Symeon P. Vlachopoulos ……………................................................................................. 37

Modeling the interrelations of adolescent loneliness, social anxiety
and social phobia
        Niina Junttila, Eero Laakkonen, Päivi M. Niemi, and
        Klaus Ranta
.............................................................................................................. 69

Factorial validity and invariance of the Multisource Assessment
of Social Competence Scale
       Panayiota Μetallidou, Anastasia Efklides, Eleftheria Gonida,
       Ioulia Dousi, Fotini Dina, Marja Vauras, and Niina Junttila
...................…………………………………… 101

The use of logistic regression models in the empirical research
of social sciences
        Charalambos Gnardellis .………………………........................................................................ 129

Application of multilevel modeling in educational and social psychology
        Georgios D. Sideridis and Konstantinos Kafetsios ............................................................ 157

Illness representations, subjective health, and final appraisal
of illness outcomes: Dispositional optimism as a moderator of their
interrelations
         Evangelos C. Karademas........................................................................................... 197

Quality in young people’s dating relationships and protection
during their sexual contacts
        Panos S. Kordoutis ……………………………….…..................................................................... 221

The contribution of the narrative approach to understanding
the experience of breast cancer
        Evrinomy Avdi and Theodora Karamba ........................................................................ 263