Psychometric properties and structural validity of the short version of the personality beliefs questionnaire (PBQ-SF)


adaptation and validation

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Manrique Hernández, R. D., & Moratto Vasquez, N. S. (2015). Psychometric properties and structural validity of the short version of the personality beliefs questionnaire (PBQ-SF). International Journal of Psychological Research, 8(2), 49–60.


The Personality Belief Questionnaire- Short Form (PBQ-SF) is an assessment instrument of personality beliefs based on the cognitive theory that states that these are characterized by a specific pattern of dysfunctional thoughts. The objective of this study was to establish the psychometric properties and structural validity of the PBQ-SF questionnaire in Colombian adults from 18 to 35 years old. To carry out the above and with permission of the author the validation process was initiated following a thorough and rigorous process that led to a final version of the PBQ-SF applied to 1423 persons born in Colombia and living in nine Colombian cities. Analysis of internal consistency among the items (Cronbach´s alpha), confirmatory factor analysis and calculus of goodness of fit estimators were performed. It was found that the Internal consistency of the domains varied from 0,65 for avoidant disorder up to 0,83 for paranoid disorder.


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