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

Morimoto, Hiroshi, Kishita, Naoko ORCID:, 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
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Centre for Japanese Studies
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2023 09:30
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 03:33
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2023.02.003

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