Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the experiential avoidance in caregiving questionnaire (EACQ)

Morimoto, Hiroshi, Kishita, Naoko, Kondo, Hikaru, Tanaka, Nélida, Abe, Yu and Muto, Takashi (2023) Reliability and validity of the Japanese version of the experiential avoidance in caregiving questionnaire (EACQ). Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 27. pp. 160-169. ISSN 2212-1447

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This study developed the Japanese version of the Experiential Avoidance in Caregiving Questionnaire (J-EACQ) and assessed its reliability and validity. A 2-wave longitudinal study with an interval of two weeks was conducted with Japanese dementia family caregivers (n = 355 at T1; n = 246 at T2). Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses (CFA/EFA) were performed, and the internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) and test-retest reliability were assessed. The convergent and discriminant validity were examined by correlations between the J-EACQ and the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II) and measures assessing related constructs (e.g., cognitive fusion). The incremental validity was assessed through the hierarchical regression analysis examining whether the J-EACQ predicts depression/anxiety over and above the AAQ-II. The CFA demonstrated a poor fit to our data for the original factor model. The EFA resulted in a new factor model retaining a similar factor structure but with reduced items. Both models showed similar acceptable levels of internal consistency, test-retest reliability and convergent and discriminant validity. However, the original model had a less systematic error and a higher incremental validity. The J-EACQ has acceptable reliability and validity. It is recommended to use the original factor model to allow for international comparisons in future research.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: This work was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (grant number 21K03094 ); Institute for Psychological Research, Meiji Gakuin University (grant number 2021S003 ).
Uncontrolled Keywords: acceptance and commitment therapy,dementia,experiential avoidance in caregiving questionnaire,family caregivers,japanese,health(social science),ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics,applied psychology,organizational behavior and human resource management,behavioral neuroscience ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3306
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
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Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 09:30
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 09:30
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2023.02.003

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