Spanish adaptation and validation of the UGEQ questionnaire to assess group cohesion in university students


  • Nicolás Ruiz-Robledillo University of Alicante, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Psychology, Alicante, Spain
  • Natalia Albaladejo-Blázquez University of Alicante, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Psychology, Alicante, Spain
  • Rosario Ferrer-Cascales University of Alicante, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Psychology, Alicante, Spain
  • María Rubio-Aparicio University of Alicante, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Psychology, Alicante, Spain
  • Juan J. Madrid-Valero University of Alicante, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Health Psychology, Alicante, Spain
  • Juan Vela-Bermejo University of Alicante, Faculty of Education, Department of Innovation and Didactic Training, Alicante, Spain
  • Grégoire Bosselut Univ Montpellier, EuroMov Digital Health in Motion, , IMT Mines Ales, France



entorno educativo, agrupación educativa, Institución de educación superior


Introduction: The assessment of group cohesion is a fundamental aspect in the context of higher education. However, there is a need for appropriate and specific instruments to assess this construct in the university context. Objective: To adapt and validate the University Group Environment Questionnaire (UGEQ) group cohesion measure to the Spanish population. Method: The sample used for this study consisted of 309 Spanish university students, with a mean age of 22.61 (SD=5.5). For data analysis, a confirmatory factorial analysis was performed, following the structure of the original instrument (UGEQ). Results: The results suggest optimal adjustment indices (CFI= 0.92; TLI=0.90; SRMR=0.068 and RMSEA= 0.081 [90% CI: 0.071- 0.092]) and appropriate internal consistency (0.88 [95% CI: 0.86-0.90]) and temporal stability. Discussion: These findings support the use of the UGEQ as a valid and reliable instrument to assess group cohesion in the Spanish university context.


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Ruiz-Robledillo, N., Albaladejo-Blázquez, N., Ferrer-Cascales, R., Rubio-Aparicio, M., Madrid-Valero, J. J., Vela-Bermejo, J., & Bosselut, G. (2023). Spanish adaptation and validation of the UGEQ questionnaire to assess group cohesion in university students. Revista Digital De Investigación En Docencia Universitaria [Digital Journal of University Teaching Research], 17(1), e1618.



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