Is mattering what matters: A validation study of the meta-valuing measure of flexible valuing

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APA Citation: 

Taravella, C. C. (2010). Is mattering what matters: A validation study of the meta-valuing measure of flexible valuing (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of North Texas, Texas.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
Publication Type: 
Dissertation
Language: 
English
Keyword(s): 
Acceptance and commitment therapy, values, mindfulness, quality of life, experiential avoidance, psychological distress, flexible valuing
Abstract: 

Freely choosing a life direction, or flexible valuing, is a core component of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Initial research suggests that valuing behavior may contribute to psychological well-being, but has been stymied by a lack of an efficient measure. The current study examined the psychometric characteristics of a new measure of flexible valuing, the Meta-Valuing Measure (MVM), in a sample of 532 undergraduates. Exploratory factors analysis revealed 3 orthogonal factors, Valuing (α = .94), Freedom from Values Conflict (α = .92), and Flexibility in Valuing (α = .73). The majority of expected relationships with other constructs were significant including those with measures of values, mindfulness, quality of life, experiential avoidance, and psychological distress.

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