The Frustration Discomfort Scale: development and psychometric properties

  title={The Frustration Discomfort Scale: development and psychometric properties},
  author={Neil Harrington},
  journal={Clinical Psychology \& Psychotherapy},
  • Neil Harrington
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
Frustration intolerance beliefs are hypothesized by rational–emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) to form one of two major categories of psychological disturbance, along with those referring to self-worth. Although frustration intolerance is a central REBT concept its content and factor structure are unclear. Therefore, a multidimensional measure, the Frustration Discomfort Scale (FDS), was developed based on REBT literature and theory. An exploratory factor analysis, using a combined clinical and… 

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