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- Beliefs and personality disorders: an overview of the Personality Beliefs Questionnaire
- Bhar, Sunil S.; Beck, Aaron T.; Butler, Andrew C.
- This paper presents an overview of The Personality Beliefs Questionnaire (PBQ)---a 126-item self-report measure of beliefs associated with ten personality disorders. It consolidates the literature on the PBQ over the last 20 years to provide a summary of the psychometric status, revisions and applications of the PBQ scales. The PBQ scales are psychometrically reliable (α = 77 - 94, test-retest stability r = .57 - .93) and discriminate between individuals with and without a specific personality disorder. Two revisions have been made to the measure: A 14-item subscale measuring beliefs central to borderline personality disorder has been identified, and a short form version of the PBQ has been validated. The PBQ has been used to measure cognitive mechanisms of treatment outcomes, and has been found to be sensitive to changes in beliefs. Given the proposed shift in DSM-5 to a dimensional conceptualization of psychological components of personality dysfunction, the PBQ is likely to remain relevant and useful for identifying such components in individuals with personality disorders.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
- Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 68, no. 1 (Jan 2012), pp. 88-100
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences
- Assessment; Attitude; Beliefs; Cognitive therapy; PBQ; Personality Beliefs Questionnaire; Personality disorders; Psychometrics
- John Wiley & Sons
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
- Peer reviewed