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Assessing negative cognitive style : development and validation of a short-form version of the Cognitive Style Questionnaire.

Meins, E. and McCarthy-Jones, S. and Fernyhough, C. and Lewis, G. and Bentall, R. P. and Alloy, L. B. (2012) 'Assessing negative cognitive style : development and validation of a short-form version of the Cognitive Style Questionnaire.', Personality and individual differences., 52 (5). pp. 581-585.

Abstract

The Cognitive Style Questionnaire (CSQ) is a frequently employed measure of negative cognitive style, associated with vulnerability to anxiety and depression. However, the CSQ’s length can limit its utility in research. We describe the development of a Short-Form version of the CSQ. After evaluation and modification of two pilot versions, the 8-item CSQ Short Form (CSQ-SF) was administered to a convenience sample of adults (N = 278). The CSQ-SF was found to have satisfactory internal reliability and test–retest reliability. It also exhibited construct validity by demonstrating predicted correlations with measures of depression and anxiety. Results suggest that the CSQ-SF is suitable for administration via the Internet.

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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2011.11.026
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:03 July 2015
Date of first online publication:April 2012
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