A cognitive and an affective dimension of alexithymia in six languages and seven populations

  title={A cognitive and an affective dimension of alexithymia in six languages and seven populations},
  author={Bob Bermond and Kymbra Clayton and Alla Liberova and Olivier Luminet and Tomasz Maruszewski and Pio Enrico Ricci Bitti and Bernard Rim{\'e} and Harrie H. Vorst and Hugh L. Wagner and Jelte M. Wicherts},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={1125 - 1136}
The Dutch Bermond–Vorst Alexithymia Questionnaire (BVAQ) is translated into various languages. The aim of this research was to establish the factor structure of subscales on seven cultural groups. The BVAQ consists of five subscales of eight items each: Emotionalising, Fantasising, Analysing, Identifying, and Verbalising emotions. The BVAQ was administered to a group of Dutch students (n=375), a group of English students (n=175), a group of Australian students, university employees and visitors… 

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