en
Scientific article
English

Validity and Reliability of a French Version of the Metacognitions Questionnaire in a Nonclinical Population

Published inSwiss journal of psychology, vol. 68, no. 3, p. 125-132
Publication date2009
Abstract

We investigated the psychometric properties of a French translation of the Metacognitions Questionnaire (MCQ). 265 participants from the French-speaking population of Belgium completed the MCQ. Construct validity was assessed by means of a factor analysis, retaining 5 factors for oblique rotation. Most items loaded on appropriate factors. Confirmatory factor analysis was also conducted in order to assess construct validity and to test goodness of fit to the original 5-factor structure. This revealed that the 5-factor structure had an adequate fit. In general, results offer evidence that the present French version of the MCQ taps into similar metacognitive aspects and that it possesses adequate psychometric properties, comparable to those reported in the original validation study of the MCQ.

Keywords
  • Metacognitions Questionnaire
  • Metacognition
  • French translation
  • Psychometric properties
  • Validity
  • Reliability
Citation (ISO format)
LARØI, Frank, VAN DER LINDEN, Martial, D’ACREMONT, Mathijs. Validity and Reliability of a French Version of the Metacognitions Questionnaire in a Nonclinical Population. In: Swiss journal of psychology, 2009, vol. 68, n° 3, p. 125–132. doi: 10.1024/1421-0185.68.3.125
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
accessLevelRestricted
Identifiers
ISSN of the journal1421-0185
665views
13downloads

Technical informations

Creation05/17/2010 2:18:00 PM
First validation05/17/2010 2:18:00 PM
Update time03/14/2023 3:29:10 PM
Status update03/14/2023 3:29:10 PM
Last indexation01/15/2024 7:59:16 PM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack