Assessing negative cognitive style

Development and validation of a Short-Form version of the Cognitive Style Questionnaire

Elizabeth Meins, Simon McCarthy-Jones, Charles Fernyhough*, Glyn Lewis, Richard P. Bentall, Lauren B. Alloy

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)581-585
    Number of pages5
    JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
    Volume52
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2012

    Keywords

    • Anxiety
    • Cognitive style
    • Depression

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