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Factorial Structure and Measurement Invariance of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-Stigma (AAQ-S) in Spain

Authors
  • trigueros, rubén
  • navarro-gómez, noelia
  • aguilar-parra, josé m.
  • cangas, adolfo j.
Publication Date
Jan 20, 2020
Source
MDPI
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English
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Abstract

The objective of the present study was to validate and adapt the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-Stigma (AAQ-S) to the Spanish context. Method: The study included the participation of 1212 subjects, with an average age of 17.12 years old. Results: The confirmatory factorial analysis revealed a number of adequate fit indices for the new version of the scale &chi / 2/df = 3.24 / Comparative Fit Index = 0.96 / Incremental Fit Index = 0.96 / Root Mean Square Error of Approximation = 0.060 / Standardized Root Mean Square Residual = 0.035, in which the factorial structures displayed gender invariance. The two factors comprise the scale both exhibited high internal consistency (+0.90) and temporal stability. Conclusion: The Spanish version of the AAQ-S proved to be a robust and adequate psychometric instrument. In this sense, future lines of research focused on determining the role of psychological flexibility in stigma and the processes of change at the base of interventions could benefit substantially from the use of AAQ-S.

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