An Examination of the Topology and Measurement of the Alexithymia Construct Using Network Analysis

  title={An Examination of the Topology and Measurement of the Alexithymia Construct Using Network Analysis},
  author={Carolyn A. Watters and Graeme J. Taylor and Lena C. Quilty and R. Michael Bagby},
  journal={Journal of Personality Assessment},
  pages={649 - 659}
ABSTRACT There is some ongoing controversy surrounding the definition and measurement of the alexithymia construct. Whereas most researchers describe 4 components comprising the construct (difficulty identifying feelings, difficulty describing feelings, restricted fantasizing, and externally oriented thinking), some include a 5th component, which is defined as “reduced experiencing of emotional feelings.” This study examined the topology and measurement of alexithymia using the method of… 

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