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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 3/2021

09-03-2021

Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS)

Auteurs: Gabriele Melli, Carlo Chiorri, Antonella Lebruto, Marta Joanna Drabik, Camilla Puccetti, Laura Caccico

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment | Uitgave 3/2021

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Abstract

Distress tolerance represents the capacity to bear and manage negative psychological states associated with distress. Low distress tolerance is a transdiagnostic construct implicated in many psychopathological conditions. The Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS) is a 15-item self-report instrument specifically designed to assess this construct. The aim of this study was to investigate the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the DTS. Factor structure, internal consistency, temporal stability, and construct validity were investigated in 477 participants from the general population. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported the one-factor structure of the DTS. The scale also showed good internal consistency, temporal stability, and construct validity. These findings suggest that the Italian version of the DTS retains the adequate psychometric properties of the original and suggest that it can be confidently used as an assessment tool of distress tolerance in both clinical and research settings.

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Metagegevens
Titel
Psychometric Properties of the Italian Version of the Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS)
Auteurs
Gabriele Melli
Carlo Chiorri
Antonella Lebruto
Marta Joanna Drabik
Camilla Puccetti
Laura Caccico
Publicatiedatum
09-03-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Uitgave 3/2021
Print ISSN: 0882-2689
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-021-09876-1