Positive and Negative Urgency as a single coherent construct: Evidence from a large‐scale network analysis in clinical and non‐clinical samples

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Title
Positive and Negative Urgency as a single coherent construct: Evidence from a large‐scale network analysis in clinical and non‐clinical samples
Journal
Journal of Personality
Author(s)
Billieux Joël, Heeren Alexandre, Rochat Lucien, Maurage Pierre, Bayard Sophie, Bet Romain, Besche-Richard Chrystel, Challet-Bouju Gaëlle, Carré Arnaud, Devos Gaëtan, Flayelle Maèva, Gierski Fabien, Grall-Bronnec Marie, Kern Laurence, Khazaal Yasser, Lançon Christophe, Lannoy Séverine, Michael George A., Raffard Stéphane, Romo Lucia, Van der Linden Martial, Wéry Aline, Canale Natale, King Daniel L, Schimmenti Adriano, Baggio Stéphanie
ISSN
0022-3506
1467-6494
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
89
Number
6
Pages
1252-1262
Language
english
Abstract
Aims: Negative and positive urgency are emotion-related
impulsivity traits that are
thought to be transdiagnostic factors in psychopathology. However, it has recently
been claimed that these two traits are closely related to each other and that considering
them separately might have limited conceptual and methodological value. The
present study aimed to examine whether positive and negative urgency constructs
constitute separate impulsivity traits.
Methods: In contrast to previous studies that have used latent variable approaches,
this study employed an item-based
network analysis conducted in two different samples:
a large sample of non-clinical
participants (N = 18,568) and a sample of clinical
participants with psychiatric disorders (N = 385).
Results: The network analysis demonstrated that items denoting both positive and
negative urgency cohere as a single cluster of items termed “general urgency” in both
clinical and non-clinical
samples, thereby suggesting that differentiating positive and
negative urgency as separate constructs is not necessary.
Conclusion: These findings have important implications for the conceptualization
and assessment of urgency and, more broadly, for future research on impulsivity,
personality, and psychopathology.
Keywords
impulsivity, negative urgency, network analysis, positive urgency, urgency, UPPS
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Web of science
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Yes
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