Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 2/2016

29-12-2015

A Brief Report on the Assessment of Distress Tolerance: Are We Measuring the Same Construct?

Auteurs: Lisa H. Glassman, Lindsay M. Martin, Lauren E. Bradley, Arwa Ibrahim, Stephanie P. Goldstein, Evan M. Forman, James D. Herbert

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy | Uitgave 2/2016

Log in om toegang te krijgen
share
DELEN

Deel dit onderdeel of sectie (kopieer de link)

  • Optie A:
    Klik op de rechtermuisknop op de link en selecteer de optie “linkadres kopiëren”
  • Optie B:
    Deel de link per e-mail

Abstract

Distress tolerance (DT) refers to an individual’s capacity to cope with aversive internal (e.g., physical, cognitive, emotional) states. A growing body of evidence suggests that there is a relationship between DT and the development and maintenance of problematic behavioral patterns. Despite emerging evidence for such associations, a number of issues remain unresolved. The results of recent studies suggest problems with the convergent validity of the primary measures used to assess DT, despite the fact that these measures are used interchangeably in the DT literature. In order to further examine the relationships among DT assessments, we evaluated intercorrelations among various self-report and behavioral measures of DT in an unselected undergraduate sample (n = 83). Results indicate that two self-report measures of DT were highly correlated with one another, but that neither measure was significantly correlated with the behavioral measures. The relationships among the behavioral measures and between self-report and behavioral measures were weak and non-significant. Correlations between self-report measures only were strong. The findings partially replicate prior research indicating weak correlations between certain, commonly used measures of DT, and raise questions about the current conceptualization of the construct.
Literatuur
go back to reference Abrantes, A. M., Strong, D. R., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., Carpenter, L. L., Price, L. H. et al. (2008). The role of negative affect in risk for early lapse among low distress tolerance smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 33(11), 1394–1401. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral Abrantes, A. M., Strong, D. R., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., Carpenter, L. L., Price, L. H. et al. (2008). The role of negative affect in risk for early lapse among low distress tolerance smokers. Addictive Behaviors, 33(11), 1394–1401. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral
go back to reference Anestis, M. D., Selby, E. A., Fink, E. L., & Joiner, T. E. (2007). The multifaceted role of distress tolerance in dysregulated eating behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40(8), 718–726. doi: 10.​1002/​eat.​20471. CrossRefPubMed Anestis, M. D., Selby, E. A., Fink, E. L., & Joiner, T. E. (2007). The multifaceted role of distress tolerance in dysregulated eating behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40(8), 718–726. doi: 10.​1002/​eat.​20471. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Bernstein, A., Marshall, E. C., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2011a). Multi-method evaluation of distress tolerance measures and construct(s): Concurrent relations to mood and anxiety psychopathology and quality of life. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2(3), 386–399. Bernstein, A., Marshall, E. C., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2011a). Multi-method evaluation of distress tolerance measures and construct(s): Concurrent relations to mood and anxiety psychopathology and quality of life. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 2(3), 386–399.
go back to reference Bernstein, A., Vujanovic, A. A., Leyro, T., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2011). Distress tolerance: Research synthesis and future directions. In M. J. Zvolensky, A. Bernstein, & A. A. Vujanovic (Eds.), Distress tolerance (pp. 80–103). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Bernstein, A., Vujanovic, A. A., Leyro, T., & Zvolensky, M. J. (2011). Distress tolerance: Research synthesis and future directions. In M. J. Zvolensky, A. Bernstein, & A. A. Vujanovic (Eds.), Distress tolerance (pp. 80–103). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
go back to reference Brown, R. A., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., & Strong, D. R. (2002). Distress tolerance and duration of past smoking cessation attempts. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111(1), 180–185. CrossRefPubMed Brown, R. A., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., & Strong, D. R. (2002). Distress tolerance and duration of past smoking cessation attempts. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111(1), 180–185. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Brown, R. A., Lejuez, C., Strong, D. R., Kahler, C. W., Zvolensky, M. J., Carpenter, L. L. et al. (2009). A prospective examination of distress tolerance and early smoking lapse in adult self-quitters. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11(5), 493–502. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral Brown, R. A., Lejuez, C., Strong, D. R., Kahler, C. W., Zvolensky, M. J., Carpenter, L. L. et al. (2009). A prospective examination of distress tolerance and early smoking lapse in adult self-quitters. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 11(5), 493–502. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral
go back to reference Buckner, J. D., Keough, M. E., & Schmidt, N. B. (2007). Problematic alcohol and cannabis use among young adults: The roles of depression and discomfort and distress tolerance. Addictive Behaviors, 32(9), 1957–1963. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral Buckner, J. D., Keough, M. E., & Schmidt, N. B. (2007). Problematic alcohol and cannabis use among young adults: The roles of depression and discomfort and distress tolerance. Addictive Behaviors, 32(9), 1957–1963. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral
go back to reference Burns, J. W., Bruehl, S., & Caceres, C. (2004). Anger management style, blood pressure reactivity, and acute pain sensitivity: Evidence for “trait × situation” models. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 27(3), 195–204. CrossRefPubMed Burns, J. W., Bruehl, S., & Caceres, C. (2004). Anger management style, blood pressure reactivity, and acute pain sensitivity: Evidence for “trait × situation” models. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 27(3), 195–204. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Campbell, D. J., & Lee, C. (1988). Self-appraisal in performance evaluation: Development versus evaluation. The Academy of Management Review, 13(2), 302–314. Campbell, D. J., & Lee, C. (1988). Self-appraisal in performance evaluation: Development versus evaluation. The Academy of Management Review, 13(2), 302–314.
go back to reference Clen, S. L., Mennin, D. S., & Fresco, D. M. (2011). Major depressive disorder. In M. J. Zvolensky, A. Bernstein, & A. A. Vujanovic (Eds.), Distress tolerance: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 149–170). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Clen, S. L., Mennin, D. S., & Fresco, D. M. (2011). Major depressive disorder. In M. J. Zvolensky, A. Bernstein, & A. A. Vujanovic (Eds.), Distress tolerance: Theory, research, and clinical applications (pp. 149–170). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
go back to reference Cougle, J. R., Bernstein, A., Zvolensky, M. J., Vujanovic, A. A., & Macatee, R. J. (2013). Validation of self-report measures of emotional and physical distress tolerance. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35(1), 76–84. CrossRef Cougle, J. R., Bernstein, A., Zvolensky, M. J., Vujanovic, A. A., & Macatee, R. J. (2013). Validation of self-report measures of emotional and physical distress tolerance. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35(1), 76–84. CrossRef
go back to reference Daughters, S. B., Lejuez, C. W., Bornovalova, M. A., Kahler, C. W., Strong, D. R., & Brown, R. A. (2005a). Distress tolerance as a predictor of early treatment dropout in a residential substance abuse treatment facility. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114(4), 729–734. doi: 10.​1037/​0021-843X.​114.​4.​729. CrossRefPubMed Daughters, S. B., Lejuez, C. W., Bornovalova, M. A., Kahler, C. W., Strong, D. R., & Brown, R. A. (2005a). Distress tolerance as a predictor of early treatment dropout in a residential substance abuse treatment facility. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114(4), 729–734. doi: 10.​1037/​0021-843X.​114.​4.​729. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Daughters, S. B., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., Strong, D. R., & Brown, R. A. (2005b). Psychological distress tolerance and duration of most recent abstinence attempt among residential treatment-seeking substance abusers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19(2), 208–211. doi: 10.​1037/​0893-164X.​19.​2.​208. CrossRefPubMed Daughters, S. B., Lejuez, C. W., Kahler, C. W., Strong, D. R., & Brown, R. A. (2005b). Psychological distress tolerance and duration of most recent abstinence attempt among residential treatment-seeking substance abusers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19(2), 208–211. doi: 10.​1037/​0893-164X.​19.​2.​208. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Faul, F., Erdfelder, E., Lang, A.-G., & Buchner, A. (2007). G* Power 3: A flexible statistical power analysis program for the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 39(2), 175–191. CrossRefPubMed Faul, F., Erdfelder, E., Lang, A.-G., & Buchner, A. (2007). G* Power 3: A flexible statistical power analysis program for the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences. Behavior Research Methods, 39(2), 175–191. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Faul, F., Erdfelder, E., Buchner, A., & Lang, A.-G. (2009). Statistical power analyses using G* Power 3.1: Tests for correlation and regression analyses. Behavior Research Methods, 41(4), 1149–1160. CrossRefPubMed Faul, F., Erdfelder, E., Buchner, A., & Lang, A.-G. (2009). Statistical power analyses using G* Power 3.1: Tests for correlation and regression analyses. Behavior Research Methods, 41(4), 1149–1160. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Hajek, P., Belcher, M., & Stapleton, J. (1987). Breath-holding endurance as a predictor of success in smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 12(3), 285–288. CrossRefPubMed Hajek, P., Belcher, M., & Stapleton, J. (1987). Breath-holding endurance as a predictor of success in smoking cessation. Addictive Behaviors, 12(3), 285–288. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Harrington, N. (2005). The frustration discomfort scale: Development and psychometric properties. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 12(5), 374–387. CrossRef Harrington, N. (2005). The frustration discomfort scale: Development and psychometric properties. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 12(5), 374–387. CrossRef
go back to reference Hines, E. A., & Brown, G. (1932). A standard stimulus for measuring vasomotor reactions: Its application in the study of hypertension. Paper presented at the Mayo Clin Proceedings. Hines, E. A., & Brown, G. (1932). A standard stimulus for measuring vasomotor reactions: Its application in the study of hypertension. Paper presented at the Mayo Clin Proceedings.
go back to reference Kazdin, A. E. (1974). Reactive self-monitoring: The effects of response desirability, goal setting, and feedback. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42(5), 704. CrossRefPubMed Kazdin, A. E. (1974). Reactive self-monitoring: The effects of response desirability, goal setting, and feedback. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 42(5), 704. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Keough, M. E., Riccardi, C. J., Timpano, K. R., Mitchell, M. A., & Schmidt, N. B. (2010). Anxiety symptomatology: The association with distress tolerance and anxiety sensitivity. Behavior Therapy, 41(4), 567–574. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral Keough, M. E., Riccardi, C. J., Timpano, K. R., Mitchell, M. A., & Schmidt, N. B. (2010). Anxiety symptomatology: The association with distress tolerance and anxiety sensitivity. Behavior Therapy, 41(4), 567–574. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral
go back to reference Lejuez, C., Kahler, C. W., & Brown, R. A. (2003). A modified computer version of the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) as a laboratory-based stressor. The Behavior Therapist, 26, 290–293. Lejuez, C., Kahler, C. W., & Brown, R. A. (2003). A modified computer version of the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT) as a laboratory-based stressor. The Behavior Therapist, 26, 290–293.
go back to reference Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press. Linehan, M. (1993). Cognitive-behavioral treatment of borderline personality disorder. New York: Guilford Press.
go back to reference McHugh, R. K., & Otto, M. W. (2011). Domain-general and domain-specific strategies for the assessment of distress intolerance. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25(4), 745. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral McHugh, R. K., & Otto, M. W. (2011). Domain-general and domain-specific strategies for the assessment of distress intolerance. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25(4), 745. CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentral
go back to reference Neufeld, R. W., & Thomas, P. (1977). Effects of perceived efficacy of a prophylactic controlling mechanism on self-control under pain stimulation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 9(3), 224. CrossRef Neufeld, R. W., & Thomas, P. (1977). Effects of perceived efficacy of a prophylactic controlling mechanism on self-control under pain stimulation. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science/Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 9(3), 224. CrossRef
go back to reference Nock, M. K., & Mendes, W. B. (2008). Physiological arousal, distress tolerance, and social problem-solving deficits among adolescent self-injurers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(1), 28. CrossRefPubMed Nock, M. K., & Mendes, W. B. (2008). Physiological arousal, distress tolerance, and social problem-solving deficits among adolescent self-injurers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(1), 28. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Podsakoff, P. M., & Organ, D. W. (1986). Self-reports in organizational research: Problems and prospects. Journal of Management, 12(4), 531–544. CrossRef Podsakoff, P. M., & Organ, D. W. (1986). Self-reports in organizational research: Problems and prospects. Journal of Management, 12(4), 531–544. CrossRef
go back to reference Podsakoff, P. M., MacKenzie, S. B., Lee, J.-Y., & Podsakoff, N. P. (2003). Common method biases in behavioral research: A critical review of the literature and recommended remedies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88(5), 879. CrossRefPubMed Podsakoff, P. M., MacKenzie, S. B., Lee, J.-Y., & Podsakoff, N. P. (2003). Common method biases in behavioral research: A critical review of the literature and recommended remedies. Journal of Applied Psychology, 88(5), 879. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Quinn, E. P., Brandon, T. H., & Copeland, A. L. (1996). Is task persistence related to smoking and substance abuse? The application of learned industriousness theory to addictive behaviors. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 4(2), 186. CrossRef Quinn, E. P., Brandon, T. H., & Copeland, A. L. (1996). Is task persistence related to smoking and substance abuse? The application of learned industriousness theory to addictive behaviors. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 4(2), 186. CrossRef
go back to reference Rodman, S. A., Daughters, S. B., & Lejuez, C. (2009). Distress tolerance and rational-emotive behavior therapy: A new role for behavioral analogue tasks. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 27(2), 97–120. CrossRef Rodman, S. A., Daughters, S. B., & Lejuez, C. (2009). Distress tolerance and rational-emotive behavior therapy: A new role for behavioral analogue tasks. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 27(2), 97–120. CrossRef
go back to reference Schmidt, N. B., Richey, J. A., & Fitzpatrick, K. K. (2006). Discomfort intolerance: Development of a construct and measure relevant to panic disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20(3), 263–280. CrossRefPubMed Schmidt, N. B., Richey, J. A., & Fitzpatrick, K. K. (2006). Discomfort intolerance: Development of a construct and measure relevant to panic disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20(3), 263–280. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Shiffman, S., Stone, A. A., & Hufford, M. R. (2008). Ecological momentary assessment. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 4, 1–32. CrossRefPubMed Shiffman, S., Stone, A. A., & Hufford, M. R. (2008). Ecological momentary assessment. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 4, 1–32. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Simons, J. S., & Gaher, R. M. (2005). The distress tolerance scale: Development and validation of a self-report measure. Motivation and Emotion, 29(2), 83–102. CrossRef Simons, J. S., & Gaher, R. M. (2005). The distress tolerance scale: Development and validation of a self-report measure. Motivation and Emotion, 29(2), 83–102. CrossRef
go back to reference Trafton, J. A., & Gifford, E. V. (2011). Biological bases of distress tolerance. In M. J. Zvolensky, A. Bernstein, & A. A. Vujanovic (Eds.), Distress tolerance (pp. 80–103). New York, NY: The Guilford Press. Trafton, J. A., & Gifford, E. V. (2011). Biological bases of distress tolerance. In M. J. Zvolensky, A. Bernstein, & A. A. Vujanovic (Eds.), Distress tolerance (pp. 80–103). New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
go back to reference White, K. S., Brown, T. A., Somers, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2006). Avoidance behavior in panic disorder: The moderating influence of perceived control. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(1), 147–157. CrossRefPubMed White, K. S., Brown, T. A., Somers, T. J., & Barlow, D. H. (2006). Avoidance behavior in panic disorder: The moderating influence of perceived control. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 44(1), 147–157. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Zvolensky, M. J., & Otto, M. W. (2007). Affective intolerance, sensitivity, and processing: Advances in clinical science introduction. Behavior Therapy, 38(3), 228–233. CrossRef Zvolensky, M. J., & Otto, M. W. (2007). Affective intolerance, sensitivity, and processing: Advances in clinical science introduction. Behavior Therapy, 38(3), 228–233. CrossRef
go back to reference Zvolensky, M. J., Feldner, M. T., Eifert, G. H., & Brown, R. A. (2001). Affective style among smokers: Understanding anxiety sensitivity, emotional reactivity, and distress tolerance using biological challenge. Addictive Behaviors, 26(6), 901–915. CrossRefPubMed Zvolensky, M. J., Feldner, M. T., Eifert, G. H., & Brown, R. A. (2001). Affective style among smokers: Understanding anxiety sensitivity, emotional reactivity, and distress tolerance using biological challenge. Addictive Behaviors, 26(6), 901–915. CrossRefPubMed
go back to reference Zvolensky, M. J., Vujanovic, A. A., Bernstein, A., & Leyro, T. M. (2010). Distress tolerance: Theory, measurement, and relations to psychopathology. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(6), 406–410. CrossRef Zvolensky, M. J., Vujanovic, A. A., Bernstein, A., & Leyro, T. M. (2010). Distress tolerance: Theory, measurement, and relations to psychopathology. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(6), 406–410. CrossRef
Metagegevens
Titel
A Brief Report on the Assessment of Distress Tolerance: Are We Measuring the Same Construct?
Auteurs
Lisa H. Glassman
Lindsay M. Martin
Lauren E. Bradley
Arwa Ibrahim
Stephanie P. Goldstein
Evan M. Forman
James D. Herbert
Publicatiedatum
29-12-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy / Uitgave 2/2016
Print ISSN: 0894-9085
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6563
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-015-0224-9