Anxious Thoughts and Tendencies scale: An investigation of factor structure and the psychometric properties on the basis of an Australian sample

Khawaja, Nigar G. & Dyer, Eve J. (2004) Anxious Thoughts and Tendencies scale: An investigation of factor structure and the psychometric properties on the basis of an Australian sample. Journal of Affective Disorders, 79(1-3), pp. 217-221.

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Background: The factor structure and psychometric properties of the revised AT&T is investigated. Method: An Australian sample of 215 students and 33 patients diagnosed with an anxiety disorder completed a battery of anxiety-related questionnaires. Result: Factor analysis indicated one factor, which accounted for 38% of the variance and had high internal consistency and reliability. Significant relationships were found with measures of anxiety, anxiety sensitivity, catastrophic cognitions, fear and depression. The AT&T discriminated between students and patients, and between students with high or low levels of anxiety and fear. Limitation: The size of the clinical sample was very small and the study needs to be replicated with a large and carefully recruited clinical sample. Conclusion: These results support the AT&T as a valuable and psychometrically sound measure of the cognitive aspects of anxiety.

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ID Code: 4461
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Key words, Anxiety, cognition and anxious thoughts and tendencies
DOI: 10.1016/S0165-0327(02)00336-1
ISSN: 0165-0327
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology Psychopharmacology Physiological Psychology) (170101)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 08 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:04

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