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Psychometric properties of the 20-item toronto alexithymia scale and prevalence of alexithymia in a finnish adolescent population.
Psychosomatics. 2007 Mar-Apr; 48(2):154-61.P

Abstract

The authors assessed, in an adolescent population sample, the internal consistency, test-retest stability, and factor structure of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and established the frequency of alexithymia in this age-group. Pupils (N=882; age-groups: 14-, 15-, and 16-year-olds) from two secondary schools completed the TAS-20 questionnaire twice, with a 5-week interval, in a classroom survey setting. TAS total and subscale scores and proportion of subjects exceeding the cut-point for alexithymia are reported for boys and girls. In confirmatory factor analysis, all estimates except one item were statistically significant; there was no gender difference. The authors conclude that the TAS-20 has good psychometric properties in adolescent samples. Alexithymia rate decreases from early to middle adolescence and remains essentially on a level similar to that among adults.

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Tampere University Hospital, Psychiatric Treatment and Research Unit for Adolescent Intensive Care (EVA), 33380 Pitkäniemi, Finland.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17329610

Citation

Säkkinen, Päivi, et al. "Psychometric Properties of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale and Prevalence of Alexithymia in a Finnish Adolescent Population." Psychosomatics, vol. 48, no. 2, 2007, pp. 154-61.
Säkkinen P, Kaltiala-Heino R, Ranta K, et al. Psychometric properties of the 20-item toronto alexithymia scale and prevalence of alexithymia in a finnish adolescent population. Psychosomatics. 2007;48(2):154-61.
Säkkinen, P., Kaltiala-Heino, R., Ranta, K., Haataja, R., & Joukamaa, M. (2007). Psychometric properties of the 20-item toronto alexithymia scale and prevalence of alexithymia in a finnish adolescent population. Psychosomatics, 48(2), 154-61.
Säkkinen P, et al. Psychometric Properties of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale and Prevalence of Alexithymia in a Finnish Adolescent Population. Psychosomatics. 2007 Mar-Apr;48(2):154-61. PubMed PMID: 17329610.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychometric properties of the 20-item toronto alexithymia scale and prevalence of alexithymia in a finnish adolescent population. AU - Säkkinen,Päivi, AU - Kaltiala-Heino,Riittakerttu, AU - Ranta,Klaus, AU - Haataja,Riina, AU - Joukamaa,Matti, PY - 2007/3/3/pubmed PY - 2007/5/15/medline PY - 2007/3/3/entrez SP - 154 EP - 61 JF - Psychosomatics JO - Psychosomatics VL - 48 IS - 2 N2 - The authors assessed, in an adolescent population sample, the internal consistency, test-retest stability, and factor structure of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and established the frequency of alexithymia in this age-group. Pupils (N=882; age-groups: 14-, 15-, and 16-year-olds) from two secondary schools completed the TAS-20 questionnaire twice, with a 5-week interval, in a classroom survey setting. TAS total and subscale scores and proportion of subjects exceeding the cut-point for alexithymia are reported for boys and girls. In confirmatory factor analysis, all estimates except one item were statistically significant; there was no gender difference. The authors conclude that the TAS-20 has good psychometric properties in adolescent samples. Alexithymia rate decreases from early to middle adolescence and remains essentially on a level similar to that among adults. SN - 0033-3182 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17329610/Psychometric_properties_of_the_20_item_toronto_alexithymia_scale_and_prevalence_of_alexithymia_in_a_finnish_adolescent_population_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/48/2/154 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -