The development and validation of the Parent Rational and Irrational Beliefs Scale

Oana Alexandra Gavita, Daniel David, Raymond DiGiuseppe, Tamara DelVecchio

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Abstract

Irrational and rational cognitions/beliefs are evaluative cognitive structures. Irrational thinking has been consistently associated with psychopathology; in contrast, rational thinking is considered important for resiliency. We conducted two studies to construct and validate the Parent Rational and Irrational Beliefs Scale (P-RIBS), a new self-report measure of parent irrational and rational cognitions/beliefs. Results show a three-factor solution for P-RIBS. The P-RIBS displayed strong psychometric, support evidencing adequate internal consistencies and concurrent validity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2305-2311
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Volume30
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance, WCPCG-2011 - Antalya, Turkey
Duration: 25 May 201129 May 2011

Keywords

  • Parent cognitions
  • Parent distress and psychopathology
  • Rational and irrational cognitions/beliefs

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