Exploring the relationship between psychological flexibility and self-report and task-based measures of cognitive flexibility

Grant, A and Cassidy, SF ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6156-8941 2022, 'Exploring the relationship between psychological flexibility and self-report and task-based measures of cognitive flexibility' , Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 23 , pp. 144-150.

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Abstract

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) interventions aim to increase psychological flexibility (PF) leading to positive treatment outcomes. It has been suggested that successful development of PF may depend on cognitive flexibility (CF), however there is a lack of clear empirical evidence accounting for the relationship between the two constructs. The current study investigated the relationship between PF and CF in a large nonclinical sample of younger adults (N=246). Participants completed self-report measures of PF, and both self-report and task-based measures of CF. Results indicated that self-report, but not task-based, CF correlated with and predicted PF (r= -.49, 95% BCa CI [-.58, -.38], R2 = .236). The results are discussed with reference to rule-governed behaviour, approaches to measurement and ACT, with suggestions for future research.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2212-1447
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Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2022 09:39
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 16:50
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/62823

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