Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Cognitive Error Questionnaire in a sample of Iranian college students

Stephanie Winkeljohn Black, Javad Mollazade, Saeed Mohammadnia, Patrick Pössel

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Abstract

While Beck's constructs of depression, such as cognitive errors, have been studied extensively in Western cultures, there is a lack of translated measures to conduct such studies in non-Western populations. This study assessed the psychometrics of a Farsi-language Cognitive Error Questionnaire (CEQ-P) in a sample of Iranian college students. The factor structure of the Farsi-language CEQ was analyzed through confirmatory factor analysis to determine whether it had a factor structure similar to that of the CEQ used in a Western sample. Results indicated that scores from the CEQ-P demonstrated acceptable internal consistency, acceptable concurrent criterion validity, and good discriminant validity among individuals without depression, with subclinical depressive symptoms, and experiencing a major depressive episode. The CEQ-P had the same factor structure seen in a Western sample. The CEQ-P represents a useful research and clinical tool to investigate the role of cognitive errors in nonclinical Iranian populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-218
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Cognitive Therapy
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology

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