Psychometric properties of the CCQ-M in a community sample in Malaysia

Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum Abdul, Mukhtar, Firdaus, Ibrahim, Normala, Sidik, Sherina Mohd and Oei, Tian Po Sumantri (2015) Psychometric properties of the CCQ-M in a community sample in Malaysia. Stress and Health, . doi:10.1002/smi.2660

Author Khaiyom, Jamilah Hanum Abdul
Mukhtar, Firdaus
Ibrahim, Normala
Sidik, Sherina Mohd
Oei, Tian Po Sumantri
Title Psychometric properties of the CCQ-M in a community sample in Malaysia
Journal name Stress and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-3005
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/smi.2660
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Total pages 8
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The Catastrophic Cognitions Questionnaire-Modified (CCQ-M) is a common instrument for measuring catastrophic thoughts. In some countries, however, CCQ-M still poses concerns following the lack of appropriate validation among their populations. The current study aimed to examine the factor structure of the CCQ-M, the reliability, and the validity in community samples in Malaysia. The Malay version of CCQ-M and additional measures assessing the symptoms and cognitions relevant to anxiety disorders were completed by 682 university students and general community. Exploratory factor analysis revealed a two-factor structure accounting for 62.2% of the total variance. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the two-factor model by deleting four items. The Cronbach's alpha coefficients for the total and the two subscales were .94, .90, and .92, respectively. Test–retest reliability analysis was conducted on 82 university students in the interval period of 14 days, and the result was r = .58. Evidence supported the concurrent, convergent, and discriminant validity. In conclusion, the 17-item CCQ-M-Malaysia is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing catastrophic cognitions among Malaysian populations.
Keyword Catastrophic Cognitions Questionnaire-Modified-Malaysia
Factor structures
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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