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Acceptance and Action Questionnaire- II (AAQ-II)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Questionário de Aceitação e Acção - II

Original Version

Bond, F. W., Hayes, S. C., Baer, R. A., Carpenter, K. M., Guenole, N., Orcutt, H. K., Waltz, T., & Zettle, R. D. (2011)

Portuguese Version

Pinto-Gouveia, J., Gregório, S., Dinis, A., & Xavier, A. (2012)

General Description

The AAQ was developed as a measure to assess experiential avoidance and psychological inflexibility and it has a single-factor structure. The scale consists of 7-items which statements should be rated on a 7-point Likert scale ranging from 1 (never true) to 7 (always true). This scale reflects the single domain of psychological inflexibility with higher scores indicating greater psychological inflexibility, or experiential avoidance. The Portuguese version of AAQ-II also showed a one-factor structure composed by seven items, a good level of internal consistency and good convergent and discriminant validities between clinical and nonclinical samples.

References
  • Bond, F. W., Hayes, S. C., Baer, R. A., Carpenter, K. M., Guenole, N., Orcutt, H. K., Waltz, T., & Zettle, R. D. (2011). Preliminary psychometric properties of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II: A revised measure of psychological flexibility and experiential avoidance. Behavior Therapy, 42, 676-688.

  • Pinto-Gouveia, J., Gregório, S., Dinis, A., & Xavier, A. (2012). Experiential avoidance in clinical and non-clinical samples: AAQ-II Portuguese Version. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 12(2), 139-156.

Contacts

José Pinto-Gouveia – jpgouveia@fpce.uc.pt

Alexandra Dinis – alexandra.m.b.dinis@gmail.com

Ana Xavier – ana.mj.xavier@gmail.com

Sónia Gregório – sm_gregorio@hotmail.com