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Title: Development and validation of a revised measure of codependency
Contributor(s): Marks, Anthony  (author); Blore, Rebecca L (author); Hine, Donald W  (author)orcid ; Dear, Gregory (author)
Publication Date: 2012
DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-9536.2011.00034.x
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Abstract: This study assessed the factor structure, internal consistency, and concurrent validity of a revised instrument, the Composite Codependency Scale (CCS), a 19-item measure designed to assess codependent traits. Exploratory factor analysis of the CCS, using data from 301 adults from the general population and 49 attending members of Codependents Anonymous (CoDA), yielded three factors: self-sacrifice, interpersonal control, and emotional suppression. The scale and its subscales exhibited good internal consistency. Consistent with the tenets of the codependency model, higher codependency scores were significantly associated with higher levels of depression, anxiety, stress, and familial dysfunction and lower levels of narcissistic tendencies, self-esteem, and emotional expressivity. Furthermore, the revised measure effectively discriminated members of CoDA from those in the general population.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Psychology, 64(3), p. 119-127
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1742-9536
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 520503 Personality and individual differences
520303 Counselling psychology
520304 Health psychology
520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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