Master of Arts (MA)
Despite receiving widespread attention in the adult literature, virtually no information about the effects of thought suppression currently exists using a developmental psychopathology perspective in adolescents. The current study describes the development and preliminary validation of The Adolescent Thought Control Questionnaire, a self-report measure of thought suppression strategy use among adolescents. A principal factor analysis revealed an identical factor structure to the adult Thought Control Questionnaire (Wells & Davies, 1994) and included subscales measuring Distraction, Reappraisal, Social, Worry, and Punishment strategies. Adequate evidence of internal and test-retest reliability was obtained. The TCQ-A evidenced strong validity when tested for relations to measures of internalizing symptoms among adults. Implications for models of adolescent psychopathology as well as assessment and treatment are discussed.
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Whiting, Reanna (Sara) Elise, "Development and validation of the Adolescent Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ-A)" (2012). LSU Master's Theses. 534.
Davis III, Thompson