Developing a quantitative measure of self-as-context
Gird, Suzanne R.
AdvisorZettle, Robert D.
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Gird, Suzanne R. 2013. Developing a Quantitative Measure of Self-as-Context. -- In Proceedings: 9th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p.47-48
The theoretical model upon which acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)  is based holds that six distinct, but interrelated processes, contribute to psychological flexibility. The psychometric properties of a self-report measure designed to assess self-as-context, one of these six core processes, was evaluated by administering it to several college student samples. The scale displays adequate internal consistency; divergent validity, with sufficiently low correlations with measures of religiosity, neuroticism, and social desirability; and convergent validity in being significantly related to psychological flexibility, satisfaction with life, and a widely-used measure of spirituality. In addition, the scale is a significant predictor of life satisfaction over and above psychological flexibility and religiosity.
Paper presented to the 9th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 8, 2013.
Research completed at the Department of Psychology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences