Measuring Dysfunctional Attitudes in the General Population The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (form A

Measuring Dysfunctional Attitudes in the General Population The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (form A

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
 Cognitive Therapy and Research Journal List > Springer Open Choice Formats: Abstract | Full Text| PDF (231K)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Cognit Ther Res. 2009 August; 33(4): 345–355. Published online 2009 January 20. doi: 10.1007/s10608-009-9229-y . PMCID: PMC2712063 Copyright © The Author(s) 2009 Measuring Dysfunctional Attitudes in the General Population: The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (form A) Revised L. Esther de Graaf, Jeffrey Roelofs, and Marcus J. H. Huibers Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands L. Esther de Graaf, Phone: +31-43-3881613, Fax: +31-43-3884155, Email: E.deGraaf/at/dmkep.unimaas.nl . Corresponding author. Received September 26, 2007; Accepted January 6, 2009. Other Sections▼ Abstract Introduction Method Results Discussion Conclusion References Abstract The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (DAS) was designed to measure the intensity of dysfunctional attitudes, a hallmark feature of depression. Various exploratory factor analytic studies of the DAS form A (DAS-A) yielded mixed results. The current study was set up to compare the fit of various factor models. We used a large community sample ( N = 8,960) to test the previously proposed factor models of the DAS-A using confirmatory factor analysis. The retained model of the DAS-A was subjected to reliability and validity analyses. All models showed good fit to the data. Finally, a two-factor solution of the DAS-A was retained, consisting of 17 items. The factors demonstrated good reliability and convergent construct validity. Significant associations were found with depression. Norm-scores were presented. We advocate the use of a 17- item DAS-A, which proved to be useful in measuring dysfunctional beliefs. On the basis of previous psychometric studies, our study provides solid evidence for a two-factor model of the DAS-A, consisting of ‘dependency’ and ‘perfectionism/performance evaluation’. Keywords: Dysfunctional attitude scale, Depression, General population, Psychometric analysis, Factor structure Other Sections▼ Abstract Introduction Method Results Discussion PubMed articles by these authors de Graaf, L. Roelofs, J. Huibers, M. PubMed related articles Evaluating the invariance and validity of the structure of dysfunctional attitudes in an adolescent population. Assessment. 2009 Sep; 16(3):258-73. Epub 2008 Oct 6. [Assessment. 2009] The reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale Form A (DAS-A) in a community sample.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/26/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 110 taught by Professor Kannan during the Spring '11 term at Anna University Chennai - Regional Office, Coimbatore.

Page1 / 9

Measuring Dysfunctional Attitudes in the General Population The Dysfunctional Attitude Scale (form A

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online