- Psychometric properties of the Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire in Japanese
- Japanese Psychological Research
- Volume | Issue number
- 53 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Psychology Research Institute (PsyRes)
The aim of this research is to investigate the psychometric properties of the Japanese version of the Bermond-Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire (BVAQ-J), by testing a sample of 514 undergraduates. Explanatory factor analysis of 40 items of the BVAQ-J had a similar result to the original BVAQ (), but 10 items displayed low factor loadings (items 14, 15, 19, 25, 29, 34, 35, 36, 37, and 39); these results were slightly different from the original BVAQ. The validity and reliability of the BVAQ-30J was suggested by a significant correlation with the Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 and estimates of test-retest and internal consistency. These results suggest that this 30-item version may be reasonably suitable for Japanese populations.
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