Consciousness about own and others affects: A study of the validity of a revised version of the Affect Consciousness Interview
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, Vol. 49, no 6, 515-521 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Consciousness about own and others affects: A study of the validity of a revised version of the Affect Consciousness Interview.
This study presents a modified version of the affect consciousness interview (Monsen, Eilertsen, Melgard & Odegard, 1996), intended to capture the individuals affective consciousness. The aim of the modified version - The Affect Consciousness Interview - Revised (ACI-R) - is to measure consciousness about own and others affects. Three groups of patients (with eating disorder, relational and social problems or stress-related problems), and one non-clinical group were included in the study (N = 95). The results indicated that it was possible to achieve adequate interrater reliability, that the scores correlated meaningfully with other measures of mental functioning, and that the interview discriminated between different clinical groups and non-clinical participants. In conclusion, the results of this study suggest that the ACI-R is a promising instrument and that it should be explored further in order to study the organization of self-experiences and the ability to be emotionally present in interactions with others.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 49, no 6, 515-521 p.
Affect consciousness, Affect Consciousness Interview, ACI-R
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-16100DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2008.00666.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-16100DiVA: diva2:133156