Roberto Melipillán Araneda

Roberto Melipillán Araneda

Roberto Melipillán Araneda

Investigador CEBCS
  • Ph.D. (c) Survey Methodology, University of Michigan.
  • Magíster en Investigación Social, Universidad de Concepción.
  • Master of Science Survey Methodology, University of Michigan.
  • Psicólogo, Universidad de Concepción.

ORCID: 0000-0003-3360-433X


Líneas de investigación:
Bienestar subjetivo, Salud mental, Efectos de los estilos de respuesta y “satisficing” en encuestas y Propiedades psicómetricas de instrumentos de medición.


Investigaciones en curso:

Careless respondents in surveys, Modeling approaches to identify and reduce their negative impact on survey estimates, Perceptions of safety, satisfaction with neighborhood and life satisfaction among Chilean adolescents, Aggression in preschoolers, Adaptation and validation of the Preschool Social Behavior Scale in Chile, Assessing the quality of primary health care in 7 Chinese provinces with unannounced standardized patients, Protocol of a cross-sectional survey, Multilevel analysis of missing data in HRS Life History Survey, Changing views on climate change, Trends and predictors among students at the University of Michigan (U-M), Cross- cultural validation of the Student Engagement Instrument for Chilean students.

Investigaciones y publicaciones:

– Varela J.J., Sirlopú, D., Melipillán, R., Espelage, D., Green, J., & Guzmán, J. (2019). Exploring the influence school climate on the relationship between school violence and adolescent subjective well-being. Child Indicators Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12187-019-09631-9.

– Xu, D., Hu, M., He, W., Liao, J., Cai, Y., Sylvia, S., Hanson, K., Chen, Y.-L., Pan, J., Zhou, Z., Zhang, N., Tang, C., Wang, X., Rozelle, S., He, H., Wang, H., Chan, G., Melipillán, R., Zhou, W., & Gong, W. (2019). Assessing the quality of primary health care in 7 Chinese provinces with unannounced standardized patients: Protocol of a cross-sectional survey. BMJ Open, 9:e023997. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023997.

– Quiñones, A., Ramírez, P., Cid, J., Melipillán, R., Ugarte, C. & Florenzano, R. (2018). Cuestionario de esquemas de Young CEY-S3: Propiedades psicométricas en una muestra chilena mixta. Terapia Psicológica, 36, 144-155.

– Vicente, B., Rojas, R., Saldivia, S., Pérez, C., Melipillán, R., Hormazábal, N., & Pihan, R. (2016). Biopsychosocial depression determinants in patients treated in Primary Health Centers at Concepción, Chile. Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatría, 54, 102-112.

– Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., Melipillán, R., Hormazabal, N., Carroza, A., & Pihan, R. (2016). Concepción inventory. Development of a screening instrument for depression in primary care in Chile. Revista Médica de Chile, 144, 555-562.

– Heeringa, S.G., Berglund, P.A., West, B.T., Melipillán, E.R., & Portier, K. (2015). Attributable fraction estimation from complex sample survey data. Annals of Epidemiology, 25, 174-178. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2014.11.007.

– Rojas, R., Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., Melipillán, R., Aedo, G., Hormazabal, N. & Carroza, A. (2015). Association between serotonin transporter and monoamine oxidase A gene polymorphisms and depression. Revista Médica de Chile, 143, 1252-1259.

– Cerda, G., Pérez, C., Melipillán, R. & Ortega-Ruiz, R. (2015). Psychometric examination of the IQ Test as a tool of discrimination of normal and talented individuals in the Chilean school population. Universitas Psychologica, 14, 899-912.

– Sirlopú, D., Melipillán, R., Sánchez, A. & Valdés, C. (2015). Bad at accepting diversity? Socio-demographic and psychological predictors of attitudes towards multiculturalism in Chile. Psykhe, 24, 1-13.

– Valdivia, M., Silva, D., Sanhueza, F., Cova, F. & Melipillán, R. (2015). Suicide attempts among Chilean adolescents. Revista Médica de Chile, 143, 320-328.

– Villarroel, V., García, C., Melipillán, R., Achondo, E. & Sánchez, A. (2015). Learning from failure is a success. The difficulties faced by Chilean students in the PISA Test. Estudios Pedagógicos, XLI, 293-310.

– Saldivia, S., Torres-González, F., Runte-Geidel, A., Grandón, P., Xavier, M., Killaspy, H., Ballester, D., Antonioli, C., Melipillán, R., Galende, E., Caldas, J.M., & King, M. (2014). Standardization of the Maristán scale to measure needs in people with schizophrenia and related psychoses. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 60, 219-226. DOI: 10.1177/0020764013481544.

– Saldivia, S., Runte-Geidel, A., Grandón, P., Torres-González, F., Xavier, M., Antonioli, C., Ballester, D., Melipillán, R., Galende, E., Vicente, B., Caldas, J.M., Killaspy, H., Gibbons, R., & King, M. (2014). The Maristán stigma scale: a standardized international measure of the stigma of schizophrenia and other psychoses. BMC Psychiatry, 14, 1-9. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/14/182.

– de la Barra, F., Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., & Melipillan, R. (2014). Separation anxiety, social phobia and generalized anxiety disorders in the Chilean epidemiological study of children and adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, 2, 133. DOI: 10.4172/jcalb.1000133.

– Saldivia, S., Vicente, B., Marston, L., Melipillán, R., Nazareth, I., Bellón-Saameño, J., Xavier, M., Maaroos, H.I., Svab, I., Geerlings, M.I., & King, M. (2014). Development of an algorithm to predict the incidence of major depression among primary care consultants. Revista Médica de Chile, 142, 323-329. DOI: 10.4067/S0034-98872014000300006.

– Rincón, P., Gysling, M., Jiménez, C., Lloyd, S., Navarro, M., Retamal, L., Cova, F., Valdivia, M., Pérez-Salas, C., Melipillán. R., & Haquin, C. (2014). Psychometric properties of the Children’s PostTraumatic Symptoms Scale in the earthquake and tsunamis Chileans’ victims. Terapia Psicológica, 32, 57-64. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-48082014000100006.

– de la Barra, F., Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., & Melipillán, R. (2013). Epidemiology of ADHD in Chilean children and adolescents. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 5, 1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s12402-012-0090-6.

– Saldivia, S., Torres-González, F., Runte-Geidel, A., Xavier, M., Grandón, P., Antonioli, C., Ballester, D., Gibbons, R., Melipillán, R., Caldas, J.M., Vicente, B., Galende, E., & King, M. (2013). Standardization of the Maristán Scale of Informal Care in people with schizophrenia and other psychoses. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 128, 468-474. DOI: 10.1111/acps.12081.

– García, F., Cova, F., & Melipillán, R. (2013). Psychometric properties of the Posttraumatic Growth Inventory in Chilean population affected by a natural disaster. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 30, 143-151.

– Cova, F., Valdivia, M., Rincón, P., Haquin, C., Sanhueza, F., Melipillán, R., Medel, M., Martínez, J., & Alarcón, G. (2013). Post-traumatic stress disorder in young population after the natural disaster on February 27, 2010. Revista Chilena de Pediatría, 84, 32-41. DOI: 10.4067/S0370-41062013000100004.

– Saldivia, S., Vicente, V., Valdivia, M., & Melipillán, R. (2013). Validation of the DISC-IV structured diagnostic interview to identify psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents in Chile. Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatría, 51, 70-78. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92272013000100009.

– Cova, F., Rincón, P., Inostroza, C., & Melipillán, R. (2012). Factors prospectively associated with of depressive symptomatology in early female adolescents. Universitas Psychologica, 11, 853-862.

– Quiñones, A., Melipillán, R., & Ugarte, C. (2012). Process indicators of success in cognitive psychotherapy. Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica, 3, 247-254.

– Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., de la Barra, F., Kohn, R., Pihan, R., Valdivia, M., Rioseco, P., & Melipillán, R. (2012). Prevalence of child and adolescent mental disorders in Chile: a community epidemiological study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 53, 1026-1035. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02566.

– Vicente, B., de la Barra, F., Saldivia, S., Kohn, R., Rioseco, P., & Melipillán, R. (2012). Prevalence of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders in Santiago, Chile: a community epidemiological study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 47, 1099-1109. DOI: 10.1007/s00127-011-0415-3.

– Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., de la Barra, F., Melipillán, R., Valdivia, M., & Kohn, R. (2012). Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among Chilean children and adolescents. Revista Médica de Chile, 140, 447-457. DOI: 10.4067/S0034-98872012000400005.

– Cova, F., Rincón, P., & Melipillán, R. (2011). Evaluation of the efficacy of a prevention program for depression in female adolescents. Terapia Psicológica, 29, 245-250. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-48082011000200011.

– Cova, F., Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., Rioseco, P., & Melipillán, R. (2011). Social, educational, family and intelectual risk factors for conduct disorders in adolescents. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 28, 161-171.

– Caamaño, L., Fuentes, D., González, L., Melipillán, R., Sepúlveda, M., & Valenzuela, E. (2011). Assessment of the impact of event scale revised for post traumatic stress disorder in Chilean subjects. Revista Médica de Chile, 139, 1163-1168. DOI: 10.4067/S0034-98872011000900008.

– Cerda, G., Ortega, R., Pérez, C., Flores, C., & Melipillán, R. (2011). Logical intelligence levels and math performance: a study on primary and secondary Chilean students. Anales de Psicología, 27, 389-398.

– Grandón, P., Saldivia, S., Melipillán, R., Pihan, R., & Albornoz, E. (2011). Adaptation and validation of the Family Objetive and Subjetive Burden Interview (ECFOS) in Chilean population. Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatría, 49, 320-330. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92272011000400003.

Melipillán, R., & Cova, F. (2010). Materialismo y su relación con soledad y maquiavelismo. Revista Colombiana de Psicología, 19, 61-70.

– Quiñones, A., Melipillán, R., & Ramírez, P. (2010). Psychometric properties of the Personal Style of the Therapist Questionnaire (EPT-C) in Chilean psychoterapist. Revista Argentina de Clínica Psicológica, XIX, 273-281.

– Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., Rioseco, P., De la Barra, F., Valdivia, M., Melipillán, R., Zúñiga, M., Escobar, B., & Pihan, R. (2010). Prevalence of mental health disorders among children and adolescents living in southern Chile. Revista Médica de Chile, 138, 965-973. DOI: 10.4067/S0034-98872010000800004.

– Cova, F., Rincón, P., & Melipillán, R. (2009). Reflection, negative rumination and development of depressive symptomatology in female adolescents. Terapia Psicológica, 27, 155-160. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-48082009000200001.

– Rioseco, P., Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., Cova, F., Melipillán, R., & Rubi, P. (2009). Prevalence of psychiatric disorder among juvenile offenders. Case-control study. Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatría, 47, 190-200. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92272009000300003.

– Salvo, L., Melipillán, R., & Castro, A. (2009). Reliability, validity and cutoff point for scale screening of suicidality in adolescents. Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatría, 47, 16-23. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92272009000100003.

– Fernández, O., Martínez-Conde, M., & Melipillán, R. (2009). Learning strategies and self-esteem. Relationship between staying and dropping out secondary school. Estudios Pedagógicos, 35, 27-45. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-07052009000100002.

– King, M., Walker, C., Levy, G., Bottomley, C., Royston, P., Weich, S., Bellón-Saameño, J., Moreno, B., Svab, I., Rotar, D., Rifel, J., Maaroos, H., Aluoja, A., Kalda, R., Neeleman, J., Geerlings, M., Xavier, M., Carraca, I., Goncalves-Pereira, M., Vicente, B., Saldivia, S., Melipillán, R., Torres-Gonzalez, F., & Nazareth, I. (2008). Development and validation of an international risk prediction algorithm for episodes of major depression in general practice attendees. Archives of General Psychiatry, 65, 1368-1376. DOI: 10.1001/archpsyc.65.12.1368.

Melipillán, R., Cova, F., Rincón, P., & Valdivia, M. (2008). Psychometric properties of Beck’s Depression Inventory II. Terapia Psicológica, 26, 59-69. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-48082008000100005.

– Cova, F., Rincón, P., Valdivia, M., & Melipillán, R. (2008). Depressive disorders prevalence and associated impediments in female adolescents. Revista Chilena de Pediatría, 79, 607-613. DOI: 10.4067/S0370-41062008000600005.

– Salvo, L., & Melipillán, R. (2008). Predictors of suicidality in adolescents. Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatría, 46, 115-123. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92272008000200005.

– Cruzat, C., Ramírez, P., Melipillán, R., & Marzolo, P. (2008). Eating disorders and perceived family functioning in a sample of high school students of Concepción, Chile. Psykhe, 17, 81-90. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-22282008000100008.

– Cova, F., Rincón, P., & Melipillán, R. (2007). Rumination, anxiety and symptoms of depression in adolescents. Revista Mexicana de Psicología, 24, 175-183.

– Cova, F., Melipillán, R., Valdivia, M., Bravo, E., & Valenzuela, B. (2007). Depressive and anxiety disorders in high school students. Revista Chilena de Pediatría, 78, 151-159. DOI: 10.4067/S0370-41062007000200005.

– Cova, F., Maganto, C., & Melipillán, R. (2005). Familial adversity and internalizing and externalizing disorders in pre-teenager. Revista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatría, 43, 287-296. DOI: 10.4067/S0717-92272005000400003.

– Cova, F., Maganto, C., & Melipillán, R. (2005). Gender, family adversity and emotional symptoms in preadolescents. Psykhe, 14, 227-232. DOI: 10.4067/S0718-22282005000100017.