Type D personality: Application of DS14 French version in general and clinical populations

Elise Batselé, J. Denollet, Axele Lussier, Gwenolé Loas, Sophie Vanden Eynde, Philippe Van de Borne, Carole Fantini-Hauwel

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to validate the French-language version of the Type D personality scale-14 among general and clinical populations (acute coronary syndrome and breast cancer patients). The two-factor structure of the Type D personality scale-14 was confirmed by factorial and confirmatory analyses. Internal consistency for both subdimensions of Type D personality scale-14 (negative affectivity and social inhibition) was very good with α = .87 for each. Contrary to our expectations, the Type D prevalence was much higher in the breast cancer group than in the acute coronary syndrome patients. In conclusion, the French-language Type D personality scale-14 showed good psychometric properties among general and clinical populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1075–1083
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume22
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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    Batselé, E., Denollet, J., Lussier, A., Loas, G., Vanden Eynde, S., Van de Borne, P., & Fantini-Hauwel, C. (2017). Type D personality: Application of DS14 French version in general and clinical populations. Journal of Health Psychology, 22(8), 1075–1083. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359105315624499