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[Factor structure and reliability of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in the German population].
Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2008 May; 58(5):208-14.PP

Abstract

The 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) is the most widely used instrument in alexithymia measurement. In the present study the original factor structure of the Canadian population is compared with two other factor structures extracted from a representative German population (n = 1859) with maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). A three-factor-model with the factors "difficulties in identifying and describing feelings", "external oriented thinking" and "importance of emotional introspection" described the data best and most reliable, anyway none of the models met all criteria of CFA. This model is different from the Canadian original model, but describes alexithymia just as well.

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Klinisches Institut für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie (Direktor: Prof. Dr. Dr. W. Tress), Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf. kerstin.popp@uni-duesseldorf.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

ger

PubMed ID

17893837

Citation

Popp, Kerstin, et al. "[Factor Structure and Reliability of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in the German Population]." Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, vol. 58, no. 5, 2008, pp. 208-14.
Popp K, Schäfer R, Schneider C, et al. [Factor structure and reliability of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in the German population]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2008;58(5):208-14.
Popp, K., Schäfer, R., Schneider, C., Brähler, E., Decker, O., Hardt, J., & Franz, M. (2008). [Factor structure and reliability of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in the German population]. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 58(5), 208-14.
Popp K, et al. [Factor Structure and Reliability of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in the German Population]. Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 2008;58(5):208-14. PubMed PMID: 17893837.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Factor structure and reliability of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) in the German population]. AU - Popp,Kerstin, AU - Schäfer,Ralf, AU - Schneider,Christine, AU - Brähler,Elmar, AU - Decker,Oliver, AU - Hardt,Jochen, AU - Franz,Matthias, Y1 - 2007/09/24/ PY - 2007/9/26/pubmed PY - 2008/10/18/medline PY - 2007/9/26/entrez SP - 208 EP - 14 JF - Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, medizinische Psychologie JO - Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol VL - 58 IS - 5 N2 - The 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) is the most widely used instrument in alexithymia measurement. In the present study the original factor structure of the Canadian population is compared with two other factor structures extracted from a representative German population (n = 1859) with maximum likelihood confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). A three-factor-model with the factors "difficulties in identifying and describing feelings", "external oriented thinking" and "importance of emotional introspection" described the data best and most reliable, anyway none of the models met all criteria of CFA. This model is different from the Canadian original model, but describes alexithymia just as well. SN - 1439-1058 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17893837/[Factor_structure_and_reliability_of_the_Toronto_Alexithymia_Scale__TAS_20__in_the_German_population]_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2007-986196 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -