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Psychometric properties of the forms of self-criticizing/-attacking and self-reassuring scale in people with eating disorders in the Netherlands

Becker, Nora (2018) Psychometric properties of the forms of self-criticizing/-attacking and self-reassuring scale in people with eating disorders in the Netherlands.

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Abstract:Self-criticism is a key predictor of eating disorder symptoms. Therefore, a valid and reliable instrument is needed in order to assess self-criticism and its counterpart self-reassurance. The Forms of Self-Criticizing / - Attacking and Self-Reassuring Scale (FSCRS; Gilbert, Clarke, Hempel, Miles, & Irons, 2004) was examined for its factorial validity, internal consistency and convergent validity within a sample of Dutch patients with eating disorders (N=502). The results show that the intended three-factor model with the components of inadequate self, hated self and reassured self fits the data best. Although the factor model had to allow two correlations of item residual variances, the expected factor validity was confirmed. Furthermore, the research found good internal consistency for the three scales and good convergent validity. The expected strong negative correlation of the inadequate self and hated self with mental wellbeing was confirmed, whereas reassured self had a strong positive relationship with mental wellbeing just as expected. Although validity and reliability were supported with the present study, further examinations such as incremental and concurrent validity, measurement invariance testing and reliability testing are needed to further confirm the statement of the FSCRS having good psychometric properties.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/74396
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