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Revisiting the latent structure of the anxiety sensitivity construct: more evidence of dimensionality.
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PMID:  20888185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anxiety sensitivity (AS) was initially conceptualized as existing along a continuum; however, emerging evidence from taxometric analyses is mixed as to whether the latent structure of AS is dimensional or taxonic. The purpose of the present study was to further evaluate the latent structure of AS in an effort to clarify the contrasting findings reported in the literature. To do so, we examined the latent structure of AS in two large independent samples unselected with regard to AS level (comprising undergraduate respondents and/or community residents). MAXEIG and MAMBAC analyses were performed with indicator sets drawn from distinct self-report measures of AS within either sample. MAXEIG and MAMBAC, as well as comparison analyses utilizing simulated taxonic and dimensional datasets, yielded converging evidence that AS has a dimensional latent structure. Implications of these finding for the conceptualization and measurement of AS are discussed and future research directions are highlighted.
Gordon J G Asmundson; Justin W Weeks; R Nicholas Carleton; Michel A Thibodeau; Mathew G Fetzner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anxiety disorders     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1873-7897     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anxiety Disord     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  2011-04-08     Revised Date:  2012-07-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710131     Medline TA:  J Anxiety Disord     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 0A2, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis*,  psychology*
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors

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