Psychometric properties of the anxiety attitude and belief scale in an asian community group

Chaw, Y.F., Oei, T.P.S., and Lai, W.W. (2014) Psychometric properties of the anxiety attitude and belief scale in an asian community group. Austin Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 1 (4). 7. pp. 1-7.

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Background: This study examined the psychometric properties of the Anxiety Attitude and Belief Scale (AABS), a measure of attitudes and beliefs intended to index a psychological vulnerability to anxiety problems, in an Asian context.

Methods: Exploratory factor analysis was performed on sample of 434 community participants from Singapore, who were predominantly ethnic Chinese.

Results: A revised factor structure of the scale (AABS–A) comprising of three factors, namely Catastrophising, Vigilance/Avoidance, and Reasonable Anxiety–Related Beliefs, was found. Internal consistency was satisfactory for the total scale and the three factor scales derived. Concurrent and discriminate validity of the AABS–A were also good.

Conclusion: Study results suggest that the AABS–A is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing anxiety–related attitudes and beliefs in Asian, in particular Singaporean, community samples.

Item ID: 35993
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2381-9006
Keywords: anxiety; attitude; belief; reliability; validity; Asia
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Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2014 03:23
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 100%
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