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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 3/2021

28-01-2021

The Development of a Short Form of an Irrational/Rational Beliefs Scale

Auteurs: Raymond DiGiuseppe, Bernard Gorman, Joanne Raptis, Alina Agiurgioaei-Boie, Fabian Agiurgioaei, Russell Leaf, Mitchell W. Robin

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy | Uitgave 3/2021

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Abstract

This study developed a short form of the Attitudes and Beliefs Scale-2 (ABS-2), a measure of Ellis’s irrational and rational beliefs. We compared the short form (ABS2-SF) to the longer original scale with 2096 participants, including clinical outpatients, American and Romanian college students, and drug/alcohol rehab residents. The ABS-SF correlated highly with the Original ABS-2. Confirmatory Factor Analyses yielded an excellent fit for an eight-factor bifactor model with factors for the irrational and rational cognitive processes and a general factor. The resulting subscales had excellent internal reliability. The ABS2-SF were highly correlated with measures of mental health problems, and these correlations were significantly higher with the symptom distress subscale than with the troubled social relationships subscale. Correlations with screening measures for DSM-4 disorders showed that the correlations significant but higher for disorders that represented disturbed negative emotions such as anxiety and depression and less with disorders characterized by dysfunctional behaviors. The ABS2_SF scores were significantly higher in a clinical sample than in a college sample. The results have implications for future REBT research that assess irrational and rational beliefs and clinical implications for potentially targeting treatment.
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Metagegevens
Titel
The Development of a Short Form of an Irrational/Rational Beliefs Scale
Auteurs
Raymond DiGiuseppe
Bernard Gorman
Joanne Raptis
Alina Agiurgioaei-Boie
Fabian Agiurgioaei
Russell Leaf
Mitchell W. Robin
Publicatiedatum
28-01-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy / Uitgave 3/2021
Print ISSN: 0894-9085
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-6563
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10942-021-00386-3

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