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Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students

Tacettin Kuru, Mehmet Emrah Karadere, Huseyin Sehit Burhan, Yasir Safak.

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Objectives: There is increasing evidence that psychological inflexibility can be defined as the transdiagnostic concept of psychopathology.The aim of this study is to examine the reliability and validity of the Turkish version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students (AAQ-US) over a sample of university students.
Methods: The study group consists of 189 students who study in different departments at a state university. A socio-demographic form, AAQ-US, Acceptance-Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II), Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI), Freiburg Mindfulness Inventory (FMI), and Depression-Anxiety-Stress-21 Scale (DASS-21) were applied.
Results: The single factor and 12 item structure of the scale was confirmed. Results show the goodness-of-fit values (χ2 = 72.802, df = 54, χ2 / df = 1.35; RMSEA = 0.043; CFI = 0.95; TLI = 0.93; NNFI = 0.993, NFI = 0.980; SRMR = 0.071). The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient for the scale was 0.932. Test–retest reliability coefficient was 0.75. The item-total correlations were between 0.584 and 0.785. AAQ-US shows a positively significant relationship with AAQ-II, DASS-21, TAI (and subscales), and a negatively significant relationship with FMI.
Conclusion: The results of this study reveal that AAQ-US can be used as a reliable and valid scale for measuring psychological inflexibility in university students.

Key words: Acceptance and commitment therapy, acceptance, validity, reliability, students


 
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Kuru T, Karadere ME, Burhan HS, Safak Y. Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students. PBS. 2021; 11(1): 18-24. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935


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Kuru T, Karadere ME, Burhan HS, Safak Y. Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students. http://www.pbsciences.org/?mno=18812 [Access: July 26, 2021]. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935


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Kuru T, Karadere ME, Burhan HS, Safak Y. Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students. PBS. 2021; 11(1): 18-24. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935



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Kuru T, Karadere ME, Burhan HS, Safak Y. Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students. PBS. (2021), [cited July 26, 2021]; 11(1): 18-24. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935



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Kuru, T., Karadere, . M. E., Burhan, . H. S. & Safak, . Y. (2021) Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students. PBS, 11 (1), 18-24. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935



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Kuru, Tacettin, Mehmet Emrah Karadere, Huseyin Sehit Burhan, and Yasir Safak. 2021. Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (1), 18-24. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935



Chicago Style

Kuru, Tacettin, Mehmet Emrah Karadere, Huseyin Sehit Burhan, and Yasir Safak. "Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11 (2021), 18-24. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Kuru, Tacettin, Mehmet Emrah Karadere, Huseyin Sehit Burhan, and Yasir Safak. "Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students." Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 11.1 (2021), 18-24. Print. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Kuru, T., Karadere, . M. E., Burhan, . H. S. & Safak, . Y. (2021) Reliability and Validity Study of the Turkish Version of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for University Students. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 11 (1), 18-24. doi:10.5455/PBS.20201202024935