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dc.contributor.authorTravers, Katrina M
dc.contributor.authorCreed, Peter A
dc.contributor.authorMorrissey, Shirley
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-20T01:43:32Z
dc.date.available2017-06-20T01:43:32Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn0191-8869
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.paid.2015.01.045
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/70123
dc.description.abstractThe reformulated learned helplessness (RLH) theory and its associated construct of explanatory style have been tested extensively using the Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ: Peterson et al., 1982) against outcomes such as depression. However, support for the RLH theory is best described as inconclusive. This is because: (a) the causal-locus dimension is poorly defined and the causal-locus items have poor reliability and validity; (b) the ASQ has not been demonstrated to have structural validity; and (c) the definitions of explanatory style are inconsistent across studies. The current study was conducted with the goal of developing a valid and reliable measure of explanatory style. The new measure met simple structure when tested using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, and each short subscale had acceptable internal reliability. Further, construct validity was partially demonstrated, but incremental validity was not supported. Implications for theory and practice are discussed.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherPergamon Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPersonality and Individual Differences
dc.relation.ispartofvolume81
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive and computational psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode5204
dc.titleThe development and initial validation of a new scale to measure explanatory style
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychology
gro.rights.copyright© 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorTravers, Katrina M.
gro.griffith.authorCreed, Peter A.
gro.griffith.authorMorrissey, Shirley A.


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