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Development and preliminary validation of the Meta-cognitions Questionnaire—Adolescent Version

Cartwright-Hatton, Sam, Mather, Alison, Illingworth, Vicky, Brocki, Joanna, Harrington, Richard and Wells , Adrian (2004) Development and preliminary validation of the Meta-cognitions Questionnaire—Adolescent Version. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 18 (3). pp. 411-422. ISSN 0887-6185

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    Abstract

    This study describes the development of the Meta-cognitions Questionnaire for Adolescents
    (MCQ-A). The adult version of this questionnaire has been widely used, and the metacognitive
    theory of emotional disorders has become influential in the adult literature. This
    study sought to examine the prevalence and emotional correlates of meta-cognition in
    adolescents. The MCQ-Awas administered to 177 schoolchildren aged 13 through 17 years,
    together with measures of emotional well-being. Factor analysis suggested a five-factor
    solution similar to that reported for the adult version. Internal consistency of the scale was
    high. Scores ranged from low to high across the age range, suggesting that meta-cognitive
    beliefs are well-established by adolescence. Scores on the MCQ-A were highly correlated
    with a number of measures of emotional symptoms. The MCQ-A is a reliable and valid
    instrument for measuring meta-cognitive beliefs in adolescents. Young people aged between
    13 and 17 years report a range of types and levels of meta-cognitive beliefs and these are
    positively associated with emotional symptoms.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Written in maiden name of Dr. Brooks, Brocki
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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    Depositing User: Joanna Brooks
    Date Deposited: 11 May 2011 15:02
    Last Modified: 11 May 2011 15:03
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/10369

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