Frustration Discomfort Scale (FDS). A Psychometric Study of the Italian Version

AbstractThe Frustration Discomfort Scale (FDS, Harrington2005a) was developed as a multidimensional measure of frustration intolerance. Frustration intolerance plays an important role in behavioral and cognitive model of emotional problems (Harrington2006). The aim of this study is to translate the original English version of FDS into Italian and to assess the validity and reliability of the Italian version for application among Italian population. The Italian version of FDS-R, with the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale were administered on-line to 497 subjects aged from 18 to 66  years old. The exploratory factor analysis suggested a solution with four factors, plus a general factor. The factor analysis supports a multidimensional model of frustration intolerance but the distribution of the items is different. The internal consistency appears optimal for all four factors ( range .637–.866). Despite encouraging evidence, the factor structure and other features of the FDS-R are yet to be firmly established.
Source: Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Anxiety Disorders - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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