Cognitive fusion among Hispanic college students: Further validation of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire

Authors:

Maureen K. Flynn, Jovan O. Hernandez, Emmie R. Hebertb, Karley K. James, & Mitchell K.Kusicka

Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to examine the psychometric properties of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ) among Hispanic college students. Results from the confirmatory factor analysis supported the use of the original one-factor, 7-item solution. Concerning concurrent validity, fusion was positively related to psychological inflexibility, thought suppression, frequency and believability of depressive thoughts, psychological distress, and thought control strategies and negatively correlated with life satisfaction. Additionally, the CFQ added to the prediction of psychological distress above and beyond psychological inflexibility and thought suppression but did not add to the prediction of life satisfaction. The CFQ did not depend on country of origin for predicting psychological distress and life satisfaction. The current study offers initial support for using the CFQ among Hispanic college students. Future studies should further examine this measure among diverse populations, including the impact of cultural variables on the utility of this measure.

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