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.
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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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Key words, Anxiety, cognition and anxious thoughts and tendencies|
|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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