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Shareh H, Farmani A, Soltani E. Investigating the Reliability and Validity of the Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI-I) among Iranian University Students. PCP. 2014; 2 (1) :43-50
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-163-en.html

1- PhD Department of Psychology, Hakim Sabzevari University, Sabzevar, Khorasan-e Shomali, Iran.
2- PhD Tehran Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
3- PhD Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (3942 Views)

Objective: The purpose of the present study was to inspect the validity and reliability of the Iranian version of the Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI-I).

Methods: The statistical population of the present study was selected among the university students studying at Shiraz University in the 2010-2011 academic year. Two hundred and seventy seven of the university students were recruited via cluster sampling method. The participants answered the Cognitive Flexibility Inventory (CFI-I), Connor and Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC), Beck Depression Inventory Second Edition (BDI-II) and Billings and Moos Coping Styles Questionnaire (CSQ).

Results: To examine the validity of the CFI-I, factor analysis by principle component analysis method was run, the result of which yielded three factors namely, Control, Alternatives and Alternatives for Human Behaviors that explained 56.02% of the variance. Support for the convergent and discriminant validity of the CFI-I was obtained by its correlations with the measures of depression, coping strategies, and resilience. Evidence for the internal consistency of the CFI was obtained by calculating correlations between the CFI-I and its subscales. Also, the Cronbach’s alpha and test-retest coefficients for the CFI-I reliability were 0.90 and 0.71, respectively.

Conclusion: It was concluded that the Iranian version of the CFI has acceptable levels of validity and reliability among Iranian university students and can be utilized in research investigations and therapeutic interventions.

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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2013/09/8 | Accepted: 2013/12/2 | Published: 2014/01/1

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