Valuing Questionnaire

Title of the Portuguese Version

Questionário de Valores

Original Version

Smout, M., Davies, M., Burns, N., & Christie, A. (2014)

Portuguese Version

Carvalho, S.A., Palmeira, L., Gillanders, D., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Castilho, P. (2018)

General Description

Valuing Questionnaire (VQ; Smout et al. 2014; Carvalho et al. 2018) is a 10-items instrument designed to measure valued living congruent with the psychological flexibility model (Hayes et al. 2006). It has a two-factor structure: 1) VQ-Obstruction, which measures obstacles to valued living, and 2) VQ-Progress, progress in engaging in values-based actions. The original study found good internal consistency (VQ-O: a = .79; VQ-P = a = .81), as well as the Portuguese validation study (VQ-O: a = .83; VQ-P: a = .86). 

References
  • Smout, M., Davies, M., Burns, N., & Christie, A. (2014). Development of the valuing questionnaire (VQ). Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science3(3), 164-172.
    Carvalho, S.A., Palmeira, L., Gillanders, D., Pinto-Gouveia, J., & Castilho, P. (2018). The utility of the valuing questionnaire in chronic pain. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 9, 21-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jcbs.2018.06.002
Contacts

Sérgio A. Carvalho – sergiocarvalho@fpce.uc.pt