Psychometric Properties Of Two Scales In Turkish: Desire Thinking Questionnaire (DTQ) And Metacognitions About Desire Thinking Questionnaire (MCDTQ)

Alma L., Yılmaz Samancı A. E.

The 16th European Congress of Psychology, Moskva, Russia, 2 - 05 July 2019, pp.2002


Background: Recent studies revealed that desire thinking have specific role on addiction, eating and impulse control problems. Desire thinking can be explained as a cognitive process involving verbal and imaginal elaboration of a desired activity or object in volantary way. In addition to this, metacognitions have a role in the precipitation and maintanence of desire thinking process. Currrent study aims to adaptation of Desire Thinking Questionnaire (DTQ) and Metacognitions about Desire Thinking Questionnaire (MDTQ) into Turkish among Turkish alcohol users.
Methods: The study is cross-sectional design. Four hundred alcohol users responded an online survey in order to investigate psychometric properties of DTQ and MCDTQ. Explaratory Factor Analysis, Confirmatory Factor Analysis and also Regression Analysis were conducted. In the study DTQ, MCDTQ, The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Penn Alcohol Craving Scale (PACS), Social Desirability Scale (SDS) were used.
Findings: Results showed a two-factor structure of DTQ and a three-factor structure for MDTQ as it is in the original versions. Both scales revealed good internal reliability and temporal stability. Social desirability were used as a control variable.
Discussion: Psychometric properties of DTQ and MDTQ were found to be good. The current study also showed that positive and negative metacognitive beliefs about alcohol use is associated with alcohol use in a Turkish Sample.