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    Profiles of Psychological Flexibility: A latent class analysis of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model

    Tyndall, Ian T. and Waldeck, Daniel and Pancani, Luca and Whelan, Robert and Roche, Bryan and Pereira, Antonina (2018) Profiles of Psychological Flexibility: A latent class analysis of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model. Behavior Modification, 44 (3). pp. 365-393. ISSN 0145-4455

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    There exists uncertainty for clinicians over how the separate sub-component processes of psychological flexibility, a core construct of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model, interact and influence distress experienced. The present study (N = 567) employed latent class analysis to (i) identify potential classes (i.e., subgroups) of psychological flexibility based on responses on measures of key sub-component process, and (ii) to examine whether such classes could reliably differentiate levels of self-reported psychological distress and positive and negative emotionality. We found three distinct classes: (i) High Psychological Flexibility, (ii) Moderate Psychological Flexibility, and (iii) Low Psychological Flexibility. Those in the Low Psychology Flexibility class reported highest levels of psychological distress, whereas those in the High Psychological Flexibility class subgroup reported lowest levels of psychological distress. This study provides a clearer view to clinicians of the profile of the broader spectrum of the psychological flexibility model to facilitate change in clients.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is the preprint version of the published article, which is available at Tyndall I, Waldeck D, Pancani L, Whelan R, Roche B, Pereira A. Profiles of Psychological Flexibility: A Latent Class Analysis of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Model. Behavior Modification. 2020;44(3):365-393. doi:10.1177/0145445518820036
    Keywords: Psychological Flexibility; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Experiential Avoidance; Latent Class Analysis;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 13547
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    Depositing User: Dr. Bryan Roche
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 17:17
    Journal or Publication Title: Behavior Modification
    Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US)
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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