Confirmatory factor analysis of the valued living questionnaire in a black american sample

Implications for cognitive research and practice

Katherine Van Buskirk, Lindsey Michelle West, Vanessa Malcarne, Niloofar Afari, Lin Liu, Andrew Petkus, Julie Loebach Wetherell

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Abstract

The assessment of values is an important aspect of clinical care and of determining mechanisms for change in psychological interventions. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to assess the performance of the Valued Living Questionnaire (VLQ) in a Black American sample. A one-factor model of the VLQ composite scores did not converge. Consequently, a CFA was conducted to test the theoretical grounds that the importance and consistency scales of the VLQ may be best utilized as independent subscales. A one-factor model of the importance scale demonstrated good fit (CFI = .96, RMSEA = .06), as did a one-factor model of the consistency scale (CFI = .96, RMSEA = .05). These results suggest that the two sections of the VLQ, the first 10 importance items and the proceeding 10 consistency items, may be appropriate to use as separate scales for research on values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)796-805
Number of pages10
JournalCognitive Therapy and Research
Volume36
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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Keywords

  • Cross-cultural equivalence
  • Intervention assessment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Valued living
  • Values

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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Confirmatory factor analysis of the valued living questionnaire in a black american sample : Implications for cognitive research and practice. / Van Buskirk, Katherine; West, Lindsey Michelle; Malcarne, Vanessa; Afari, Niloofar; Liu, Lin; Petkus, Andrew; Wetherell, Julie Loebach.

In: Cognitive Therapy and Research, Vol. 36, No. 6, 01.12.2012, p. 796-805.

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Van Buskirk, Katherine ; West, Lindsey Michelle ; Malcarne, Vanessa ; Afari, Niloofar ; Liu, Lin ; Petkus, Andrew ; Wetherell, Julie Loebach. / Confirmatory factor analysis of the valued living questionnaire in a black american sample : Implications for cognitive research and practice. In: Cognitive Therapy and Research. 2012 ; Vol. 36, No. 6. pp. 796-805.
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