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Construct validity of the anxiety sensitivity index-3 in clinical samples

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Kemper, Christoph J.; Lutz, Johannes; Hock, Michael; Bähr, Tobias; Rüddel, Heinz

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Abstract "Using two clinical samples of patients, the presented studies examined the construct validity of the recently revised Anxiety Sensitivity Index-3 (ASI-3). Confirmatory factor analyses established a clear three-factor structure that corresponds to the postulated subdivision of the construct into correlated somatic, social, and cognitive components. Participants with different primary clinical diagnoses differed from each other on the ASI-3 subscales in theoretically meaningful ways. Specifically, the ASI-3 successfully discriminated patients with anxiety disorders from patients with nonanxiety disorders. Moreover, patients with panic disorder or agoraphobia manifested more somatic concerns than patients with other anxiety disorders and patients with nonanxiety disorders. Finally, correlations of the ASI-3 scales with other measures of clinical symptoms and negative affect substantiated convergent and discriminant validity. Substantial positive correlations were found between the ASI-3 Somatic Concerns and body vigilance, between Social Concerns and fear of negative evaluation and socially inhibited behavior, and between Cognitive Concerns and depression symptoms, anxiety, fear of negative evaluation, and subjective complaints. Moreover, Social Concerns correlated negatively with dominant and intrusive behavior. Results are discussed with respect to the contribution of the ASI-3 to the assessment of anxiety-related disorders." (auhtor's abstract)
Keywords anxiety; mental disorder; clinical psychology; scale construction; validity; construct; typology; factor analysis; diagnostic
Classification Psychological Testing, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Methodology; Psychological Disorders, Mental Health Treatment and Prevention; Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Free Keywords ASI-3; Angstsensitivitätsindex; Anxiety Sensitivity Index
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 89-100
Journal Assessment, 19 (2012) 1
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1073191111429389
ISSN 1552-3489
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.