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Title: Re-refining the Measurement of Distress Intolerance
Authors: Bebane, Saeed
Flowe, Heather D.
Maltby, John
First Published: 16-May-2015
Publisher: Elsevier for International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID)
Citation: Personality and Individual Differences 85 (2015) 159–164
Abstract: The current study aims to present a parsimonious measure of five factors of distress intolerance as proposed by Zvolensky, Vujanovic, Bernstein, and Leyro (2010). Exploratory (n = 511) and confirmatory (n = 157) factor analytic studies of items from five established measures of distress intolerance suggest a 20-item measure representing five dimensions of distress intolerance (uncertainty, ambiguity, physical discomfort, frustration, and negative emotion). A comparison of latent factor models suggests that a bifactor model may present the best fit to the data, reflecting the identification of a general factor of distress intolerance while also recognizing the multidimensionality of the five group factors. The current findings suggest a parsimonious measure of five factors of distress intolerance, though further research may consider method and measurement biases and the convergent and discriminant validity of the subscales.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.paid.2015.05.005
ISSN: 0191-8869
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, School of Psychology

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