Measuring experiential avoidance in adults: The Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire

Jonathan E. Schmalz, Amy R. Murrell
2010 International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy  
To date, general levels of experiential avoidance are primarily measured by the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire -II (AAQ-II), but it includes items of questionable comprehensibility. The Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (AFQ-Y), previously validated as a measure of experiential avoidance with children and adolescents, was investigated as a measure with adult college students. The AFQ-Y evidenced adequate reliability (α = .92) and appropriate convergent and divergent validity in
more » ... his sample. Interestingly, AFQ-Y and AAQ-II scores, though significantly related, were not so closely related as to say they measure the same construct. The implications of this and future directions for measurement development are discussed.
doi:10.1037/h0100908 fatcat:74mzt2fnlbfzxalzcducuybc6y