Validation of the anxious self-statements questionnaire (ASSQ) in Asia

Oei, Tian P.S., and Chaw, Yen Fern (2015) Validation of the anxious self-statements questionnaire (ASSQ) in Asia. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 13 (3). pp. 402-412.

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This study examined the psychometric properties of the self-report measure, Anxious Self-Statements Questionnaire (ASSQ), in an Asian context. The sample consisted of 434 community participants from Singapore, who were predominantly ethnic Chinese. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor analysis (CFA) confirmed that the 3 factors solution, namely (1) Self-Doubt, (2) Inability to Maintain Coping, and (3) Negative Thinking/ Worry, was the best fit for the data. Internal consistency was good for the total scale and the factor scales derived from the three-factor model. Concurrent and discriminant validities of the ASSQ - Asia (ASSQ-A) were also good, hence suggesting that the ASSQ-A is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing anxiety-related cognitive content or anxious self-talk among Asians, in particular in Singapore.

Item ID: 38548
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1557-1882
Keywords: anxiety, questionnaire, reliability, validity, factor structure, Singapore
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 23:30
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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