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Reliability and factorial validity of a Farsi version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale with a sample of Iranian students.
Psychol Rep. 2007 Aug; 101(1):209-20.PR

Abstract

This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Farsi version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale for 587 undergraduate students (349 women and 238 men) at the University of Tehran. All participants were asked to complete the Farsi version of the TAS-20, the Emotional Intelligence Scale, and the Mental Health Inventory. Findings supported the internal consistency, test-retest reliability, concurrent validity, and three-factor structure of the Farsi version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale. The factors found in the Farsi version of this scale are similar to the three factors found previously and were accordingly labeled as Difficulty Identifying Feelings, Difficulty Describing Feelings, and Externally Oriented Thinking. The results provide evidence for applicability of the TAS-20 and its cross-cultural validity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14155-6456, Tehran, Iran. besharat2000@yahoo.com

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17958129

Citation

Besharat, Mohammad Ali. "Reliability and Factorial Validity of a Farsi Version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale With a Sample of Iranian Students." Psychological Reports, vol. 101, no. 1, 2007, pp. 209-20.
Besharat MA. Reliability and factorial validity of a Farsi version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale with a sample of Iranian students. Psychol Rep. 2007;101(1):209-20.
Besharat, M. A. (2007). Reliability and factorial validity of a Farsi version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale with a sample of Iranian students. Psychological Reports, 101(1), 209-20.
Besharat MA. Reliability and Factorial Validity of a Farsi Version of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale With a Sample of Iranian Students. Psychol Rep. 2007;101(1):209-20. PubMed PMID: 17958129.
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