Factor Analysis of Attitudes Towards Ambiguity Scales and its Relation to the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire in Japanese Healthy Volunteers

[Speaker] Enoki, Hiroyuki:1,2
[Co-author] Koda, Munenaga:1, Saito, Satona:1, Nishimura, Sayako:3, Kondo, Tsuyoshi:1
1:Department of Neuropsychiatry, Graduate School of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus (Japan), 2:Heiwa Hospital (Japan), 3:Kyoto University of Education (Japan)

Multi-dimensional structure of the Attitudes towards Ambiguity Scale (ATAS) developed in Japan and its relation to the well-established scale, the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ), were investigated. The original version of the ATAS in Japanese and Japanese version of the AAQ were administered to 1019 Japanese healthy volunteers (506 males and 513 females; age 18-78 yr.). Factor analysis extracted four clusters (enjoyment, anxiety, exclusion and noninterference) from the overall ATAS items. The anxiety subscale of the ATAS was negatively correlated with the willingness subscale of the AAQ while the enjoyment subscale of the ATAS was positively correlated with the action subscale of the AAQ. Cognitive/emotional attitudes toward the ambiguity may affect acceptance of inner experience and active commitment to reality.
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