Dysfunctional attitudes scale, FORM A; norms for the Romanian population Journal of Cognitive and B

Dysfunctional attitudes scale, FORM A; norms for the Romanian population Journal of Cognitive and B

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 Home Page Journal of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies Logo About Instructions to Authors Journal’s Board Sitemap Subscriptions Tags JCBP Editions Vol X, No. 1 Vol IX, No. 2 Vol IX, No. 1 Vol VIII, No. 2 Vol VIII, No. 1 Vol VII, No. 2 Vol VII, No. 1 Vol VI, No. 2 Vol VI, No. 1 Vol V, No. 2 Vol V, No. 1 Vol IV, No. 2 Keywords adolescents alexithymia anxiety appraisal autism autism spectrum disorders binary model of distress cbt children cognitive-behavioral therapy cognitive behavioral psychotherapy cognitive behavior therapy cognitive restructuring cognitive therapy communication conversion disorder deficits depression development distress dysfunctional attitudes early intervention eating disorders Editorial effectiveness ethics in research hypnosis impairment irrational beliefs motivational interview negative life events positive illusions prevention psychotherapy quality of life rational emotive behavior therapy rebt reliability schemas schizophrenia self-plagiarism thought suppression toddlers validity working Search
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memory No Comments Dysfunctional attitudes scale, FORM A; norms for the Romanian population Vol VI, No. 2 Comments (0) Bianca MACAVEI Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Abstract The results obtained following administration of the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale, Form A (Hollon & Kendall, 1980) to a Romanian sample are, on the whole, consistent with those obtained in earlier normative studies involving American samples. The scale was administered to a group of 701 adults and teenagers selected from the normal population. Internal consistency coefficients (Alpha Cronbach) ranged from .79 to .86, which are adequate for reporting reliable results. A pilot study examining validity revealed the DAS-A discriminated between groups with extreme scores on different measures of emotional distress. Norms for the Romanian version of the scale are also included. Key words: CBT, dysfunctional attitudes, reliability, validity, norms for the Romanian population. Pages: 157-171 INTRODUCTION According to DSM IV (2000), clinically depressed people experience extreme feelings of sadness and feel hopeless and helpless weeks on end. Most of the time, they loose interest in the activities they once enjoyed, and have problems sleeping and eating. Many of the persons affected by depression have difficulties concentrating and solving even the simplest of life problems and spend much time contemplating suicide and death. In the severe cases, elaborate plans are made to end one’s life. These symptoms are known to cause major adjustment difficulties that frequently end in life termination. Among the most efficient methods of treating clinical depression are the cognitive-behavior interventions.
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