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ERIC Number: EJ913511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-1555-7855
Measuring Experiential Avoidance in Adults: The Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire
Schmalz, Jonathan E.; Murrell, Amy R.
International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, v6 n3 p198-213 2010
To date, general levels of experiential avoidance are primarily measured by the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II), but it includes items of questionable comprehensibility. The Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (AFQ-Y), previously validated as a measure of experiential avoidance with children and adolescents, was investigated as a measure with adult college students. The AFQ-Y evidenced adequate reliability ([alpha] = 0.92) and appropriate convergent and divergent validity in this sample. Interestingly, AFQ-Y and AAQ-II scores, though significantly related, were not so closely related as to say they measure the same construct. The implications of this and future directions for measurement development are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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