Factorial structure of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale: confirmatory factorial analyses in nonclinical and clinical samples

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_7EE12392DA64
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Factorial structure of the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale: confirmatory factorial analyses in nonclinical and clinical samples
Périodique
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Auteur(s)
Loas Guénolé, Corcos Maurice, Stéphan Philippe, Pellet Jacques, Bizouard Paul, Venisse Jean-Luc, Perez-Diaz Fernando, Guelfi Julien Daniel, Flament Martine, Jeammet Philippe
ISSN
0022-3999
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2001
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
50
Numéro
5
Pages
255-261
Langue
anglais
Notes
SAPHIRID:68147
Résumé
OBJECTIVE: The 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) measures three intercorrelated dimensions of alexithymia: (1) difficulties identifying feelings (DIF), (2) difficulties describing feelings (DDF), and (3) externally oriented thinking (EOT). The aim of the study was to test the three-factor model of the TAS-20 using confirmatory factorial analyses (CFA). METHOD: 769 healthy subjects and 659 patients meeting the DSM-IV criteria for substance use disorders or eating disorders completed the TAS-20. The correlation matrices for each of the samples were analyzed with LISREL 7.16. RESULTS: In each sample, the three-factor model was found to be replicable. CONCLUSION: The three TAS-20 subcales can be used to explore the distinct facets of the alexithymia construct.
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Web of science
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