Self reported attentional control with the Attentional Control Scale: factor structure and relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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http://hdl.handle.net/2336/227573
Title:
Self reported attentional control with the Attentional Control Scale: factor structure and relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Authors:
Ólafsson, Ragnar P; Smári, Jakob; Guðmundsdóttir, Fríður; Olafsdóttir, Gunnhildur; Harðardóttir, Hrafnhildur L; Einarsson, Svavar M
Citation:
J. Anxiety Disord. 2011, 25(6):777-82
Issue Date:
Aug-2011
Abstract:
The Attentional Control Scale (ACS) is a self-report questionnaire that has been developed to measure individual differences in attentional control. Despite its fairly widespread use, little is known about the psychometric properties of the scale in adult samples. In the present study, factor structure of the ACS and its relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression was investigated in a total sample of 728 Icelandic university students. Exploratory factor analysis in sample 1 (n=361), yielded two factors, labeled focusing and shifting. Confirmatory factor analysis in sample 2 (n=367) showed a reasonable fit of this two factor model. The two factors correlated strongly (0.73). The two subscales showed different predictive validity in a set of hierarchical regression analyses where the focusing subscale made a significant prediction of anxiety scores when depression scores were controlled for, and the shifting subscale significant prediction of depression scores when anxiety scores were controlled for. These findings are discussed in relation to previous studies on attentional and executive control in anxiety and depression.
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dc.contributor.authorÓlafsson, Ragnar Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmári, Jakoben_GB
dc.contributor.authorGuðmundsdóttir, Fríðuren_GB
dc.contributor.authorOlafsdóttir, Gunnhilduren_GB
dc.contributor.authorHarðardóttir, Hrafnhildur Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorEinarsson, Svavar Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-05T14:30:13Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-05T14:30:13Z-
dc.date.issued2011-08-
dc.identifier.citationJ. Anxiety Disord. 2011, 25(6):777-82en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1873-7897-
dc.identifier.pmid21531115-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.03.013-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2336/227573-
dc.descriptionTo access publisher full text version of this article. Please click on the hyperlink in Additional Links field.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe Attentional Control Scale (ACS) is a self-report questionnaire that has been developed to measure individual differences in attentional control. Despite its fairly widespread use, little is known about the psychometric properties of the scale in adult samples. In the present study, factor structure of the ACS and its relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression was investigated in a total sample of 728 Icelandic university students. Exploratory factor analysis in sample 1 (n=361), yielded two factors, labeled focusing and shifting. Confirmatory factor analysis in sample 2 (n=367) showed a reasonable fit of this two factor model. The two factors correlated strongly (0.73). The two subscales showed different predictive validity in a set of hierarchical regression analyses where the focusing subscale made a significant prediction of anxiety scores when depression scores were controlled for, and the shifting subscale significant prediction of depression scores when anxiety scores were controlled for. These findings are discussed in relation to previous studies on attentional and executive control in anxiety and depression.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.03.013en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of anxiety disordersen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnxietyen_GB
dc.subject.meshAttentionen_GB
dc.subject.meshDepressionen_GB
dc.subject.meshFactor Analysis, Statisticalen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychiatric Status Rating Scalesen_GB
dc.subject.meshPsychometricsen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshSelf Reporten_GB
dc.titleSelf reported attentional control with the Attentional Control Scale: factor structure and relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDivision of Psychiatry, Landspítali-University Hospital, Hringbraut, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland. ragnarpo@lsh.isen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of anxiety disordersen_GB

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