Development of a catastrophic cognition questionnaire

Khawaja N.G. and Oei T.P.S. (1992) Development of a catastrophic cognition questionnaire. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 6 4: 305-318. doi:10.1016/0887-6185(92)90002-O

Author Khawaja N.G.
Oei T.P.S.
Title Development of a catastrophic cognition questionnaire
Journal name Journal of Anxiety Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0887-6185
Publication date 1992
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0887-6185(92)90002-O
Volume 6
Issue 4
Start page 305
End page 318
Total pages 14
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
3203 Clinical Psychology
Abstract Catastrophic cognitions are theorized to be an important construct for the development and maintenance of panic disorder with or without agoraphobia. However, there is a lack of reliable and valid self-report instruments for measuring catastrophic cognitions. This study presents the development and validation of the Catastrophic Cognition Questionnaire (CCQ) using 507 students from introductory psychology classes. Factor Analysis yielded a five-factor solution, which accounted for 54% of the total variance. The five are the Emotional, Physical, Mental, Social, and Bodily Catastrophes factors. The CCQ shows good reliability with Cronbach's Alpha for individual scales ranging from .86 to .94. The CCQ has good discriminant validity and correlates moderately with other self-report questionnaires that measure anxiety and cognitions associated with anxiety problems.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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