WHITE BEAR SUPPRESSION INVENTORY: VALIDATION OF A SERBIAN TRANSLATION

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  • Zdenka Novović Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
  • Ivana Ignjatović Ignjatović Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
  • Andrea Dujmović Dujmović Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
  • Ivana Novakov Novakov Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad

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https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2014.3-1.325-345

Keywords:

White Bear – Suppression Inventory, reliability, validity, Confirmative factor analysis

Abstract

This study examined psychometric properties of a Serbiantranslation of the White Bear – Suppression Inventory (WBSI)on the sample of 279 participants (Mage = 20.12). Confirmativefactor analysis did not support one-dimensional basis of all 15items of the inventory. Best fit was achieved for a short, sixitemscale tapping intrusions, suppression, and distraction.Psychometric characteristics of the whole and the short scale didnot differ. Internal consistencies of both scales were satisfactory.Both versions moderately correlated with the symptoms ofdifferent anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as withthe measures of general vulnerability for mental disorders(Negative Affectivity, Psychological Inflexibility, personalitydimensions originating from the Reinforcement sensitivitytheory), and ruminations. Individuals with and without a historyof generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or major depression (MD)could be validly differentiated by both versions of the WBSI. Bothinventories were incrementally valid because they both addedto explanation of the GAD and MD symptoms after controllingfor the contribution of Negative Affectivity. In general, the studyshowed that both versions of the Serbian translation of the WBSIhad good psychometric characteristics.

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Published

29.09.2014

How to Cite

Novović, Z., Ignjatović, I. I., Dujmović, A. D., & Novakov, I. N. (2014). WHITE BEAR SUPPRESSION INVENTORY: VALIDATION OF A SERBIAN TRANSLATION. Primenjena Psihologija, 7(3-1), 325–345. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2014.3-1.325-345

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