Toward resolution of conceptual issues in the assessment of belief systems in rational-emotive therapy

Burgess, P. M. (1990) Toward resolution of conceptual issues in the assessment of belief systems in rational-emotive therapy. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 4 2: 171-184.


Author Burgess, P. M.
Title Toward resolution of conceptual issues in the assessment of belief systems in rational-emotive therapy
Journal name Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0889-8391
Publication date 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 4
Issue 2
Start page 171
End page 184
Total pages 14
Place of publication New York
Publisher Springer Publishing
Language eng
Subject 1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Sciences
Abstract This article reviews the major developments within the theory of rational-emotive therapy (RET) over the past decade. The absence of adequate validation of the theory's assumptions is argued to be a function of poorly operationalized irrational belief instruments and the use of inappropriate samples. The present study undertakes the development of a research instrument to assess irrational belief processes. The instrument, the Attitudes and Beliefs Inventory (ABI), was administered to groups of emotionally disturbed and non-disturbed individuals (i.e., anxiety neurotics, agoraphobics, depressive neurotics, and normal controls). Findings from analyses of the simple main effects offer strong and consistent support to the rational-emotive model.
Keyword mental health
public health
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Public Health Publications
 
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