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The Bull's-Eye Values Survey: A Psychometric Evaluation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
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2012 (English)In: Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, ISSN 1077-7229, Vol. 19, no 4, 518-526 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two studies were conducted to develop and evaluate an instrument intended to identify and measure personal values, values attainment, and persistence in the face of barriers. Study 1 describes a content validity approach to the construction and preliminary validation of the Bull's Eye Values Survey (BEVS), using a sample of institutionalized patients suffering from epilepsy. Study 2 investigated the psychometric properties of the BEVS with a sample of Swedish university students. Results suggest that the BEVS is sensitive to treatment effects and can differentiate between clients who receive values-based interventions and those who do not. The BEVS subscales and total score appear to measure an independent dimension of psychological functioning that is negatively correlated with measures of depression, anxiety, and stress, and positively correlated with a measure of psychological flexibility. The BEVS also exhibits acceptable temporal stability and internal consistency. The study provides preliminary support for the BEVS as both a research and clinical tool for measuring values, values-action discrepancies, and barriers to value-based living.

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2012. Vol. 19, no 4, 518-526 p.
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values, values attainment, psychometric properties, psychological flexibility, measure development
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82145ISI: 000308969900003OAI: diva2:566621


Available from: 2012-11-09 Created: 2012-11-08 Last updated: 2012-11-09Bibliographically approved

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