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Measuring committed action : psychometric evaluation of the committed action questionnaire (CAQ) in a nonclinical sample

Kraiß, J.T. (2014) Measuring committed action : psychometric evaluation of the committed action questionnaire (CAQ) in a nonclinical sample.

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Abstract:This study focuses on a psychometric evaluation of the Dutch version of the Committed Action Questionnaire (CAQ), a newly developed process specific, self-report measure assessing committed action, a key process within the framework of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The psychometric quality of the CAQ was evaluated in a Dutch speaking nonclinical sample (N = 143) gathered via convenient sampling. Results regarding factor analysis with a forced one factor solution, suggested a 17-item version for the Dutch version of the CAQ. Scores on the 17-item version of the CAQ showed good internal consistency in terms of Cronbach’s Alpha and split-half reliability. Furthermore, good construct validity was indicated by patterns of relationships consistent with theoretically related variables from the framework of ACT, such as engaged living, psychological (in-)flexibility, mental health outcomes and mindfulness. Moreover, the CAQ showed incremental validity in predicting mental health beyond the measures of engaged living and mindfulness. Results suggest the Dutch version of the CAQ being a valid and reliable tool for the specific assessment of the concept of committed action. Considering limitations of this study, further research on the field of process-specific measures assessing committed action is recommended.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65750
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