Validation of the Anxious Self-Statements Questionnaire (ASSQ) in Asia

Oei, Tian P. S. and Chaw, Yen Fern (2014) Validation of the Anxious Self-Statements Questionnaire (ASSQ) in Asia. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 13 3: 402-412. doi:10.1007/s11469-014-9534-x

Author Oei, Tian P. S.
Chaw, Yen Fern
Title Validation of the Anxious Self-Statements Questionnaire (ASSQ) in Asia
Journal name International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1557-1874
Publication date 2014-11-19
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11469-014-9534-x
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 402
End page 412
Total pages 11
Place of publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Springer New York LLC
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This study examined the psychometric properties of the self-report measure, Anxious Self-Statements Questionnaire (ASSQ), in an Asian context. The sample consisted of 434 community participants from Singapore, who were predominantly ethnic Chinese. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Confirmatory Factor analysis (CFA) confirmed that the 3 factors solution, namely (1) Self-Doubt, (2) Inability to Maintain Coping, and (3) Negative Thinking/ Worry, was the best fit for the data. Internal consistency was good for the total scale and the factor scales derived from the three-factor model. Concurrent and discriminant validities of the ASSQ - Asia (ASSQ-A) were also good, hence suggesting that the ASSQ-A is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing anxiety-related cognitive content or anxious self-talk among Asians, in particular in Singapore.
Keyword Anxiety
Factor structure
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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