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Assessing guilt towards the former spouse

Anne Wietzker UGent and Ann Buysse UGent (2012) PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT. 24(3). p.783-789
abstract
Divorce is often accompanied by feelings of guilt toward the former spouse. So far, no scale has been available to measure such feelings. For this purpose, the authors developed the Guilt in Separation Scale (GiSS). Content validity was assured by using experts and lay experts to generate and select items. Exploratory analyses were run on samples of 214 divorced individuals and confirmatory analyses on 458 individuals who were in the process of divorcing. Evidence was provided for the reliability and construct validity of the GiSS. The internal consistency was high (alpha = .91), as were the 6-month and 12-month test-retest reliabilities (r = .72 and r = .76, respectively). The GiSS was related to shame, regret, compassion, locus of cause of the separation, unfaithfulness, and psychological functioning.
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keyword
VALIDATION, ADJUSTMENT, SEPARATION, EMOTIONS, DIVORCE, SCALES, SHAME, emotion, guilt, scale development, divorce, mediation
journal title
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT
Psychol. Assess.
volume
24
issue
3
pages
783 - 789
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000308281100024
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, CLINICAL
JCR impact factor
2.994 (2012)
JCR rank
18/114 (2012)
JCR quartile
1 (2012)
ISSN
1040-3590
DOI
10.1037/a0027444
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2959138
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2959138
date created
2012-07-09 16:28:12
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2012-11-19 15:28:24
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  abstract     = {Divorce is often accompanied by feelings of guilt toward the former spouse. So far, no scale has been available to measure such feelings. For this purpose, the authors developed the Guilt in Separation Scale (GiSS). Content validity was assured by using experts and lay experts to generate and select items. Exploratory analyses were run on samples of 214 divorced individuals and confirmatory analyses on 458 individuals who were in the process of divorcing. Evidence was provided for the reliability and construct validity of the GiSS. The internal consistency was high (alpha = .91), as were the 6-month and 12-month test-retest reliabilities (r = .72 and r = .76, respectively). The GiSS was related to shame, regret, compassion, locus of cause of the separation, unfaithfulness, and psychological functioning.},
  author       = {Wietzker, Anne and Buysse, Ann},
  issn         = {1040-3590},
  journal      = {PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT},
  keyword      = {VALIDATION,ADJUSTMENT,SEPARATION,EMOTIONS,DIVORCE,SCALES,SHAME,emotion,guilt,scale development,divorce,mediation},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {783--789},
  title        = {Assessing guilt towards the former spouse},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0027444},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Wietzker, Anne, and Ann Buysse. 2012. “Assessing Guilt Towards the Former Spouse.” Psychological Assessment 24 (3): 783–789.
APA
Wietzker, A., & Buysse, A. (2012). Assessing guilt towards the former spouse. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, 24(3), 783–789.
Vancouver
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Wietzker A, Buysse A. Assessing guilt towards the former spouse. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT. 2012;24(3):783–9.
MLA
Wietzker, Anne, and Ann Buysse. “Assessing Guilt Towards the Former Spouse.” PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT 24.3 (2012): 783–789. Print.