Russian-language adaptation of methods for diagnosing acceptance and avoidance of experience



The results of the Russian-language adaptation of the questionnaire «Measuring experiential avoidance» with 32 and 16 questions (Hayes, 2004) and «Acceptance and Action Questionnaire» with 9 and 7 questions (Bond, 2011) are presented. This questionnaire s measures an individual tendency of avoiding experience and action. The sample consisted of 313 respondents, age ranged from 17 to 64 years, with average years 34.25, 70% are female. In 32-question version received Cronbach's Alpha 0.773, but low CFI parameters. In 16-question version Cronbach Alpha is 0.78, also low CFI parameters. In 9-question version received Cronbach Alpha 0.649, which is sufficient for this type of scales, and the required CFI scores. The 7-question version gave Cronbach's Alpha 0.659 and the required CFI parameters. The validity of the scales checked by comparison of clinical groups and the results were satisfactory. The retest reliability was carried out after 3 months, checked by the Pearson correlation method and gave the results r = 0.84, with p <0.001. Variants with 32 and 16 questions gave results comparable to those of the original English language, and the scales with 7 and 9 questions meet all modern statistical requirements and are highly valid.

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Keywords: psychodiagnostics, experiential avoidance, acceptance of experiences and action, behavioral avoidance

Journal rubric: Labour Psychology and Engineering Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Yasin M.I. Russian-language adaptation of methods for diagnosing acceptance and avoidance of experience [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 113–121. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2022110210. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Miroslav I. Yasin, Graduate Student, School of Psychology, National Research University «Higher School of Economics», Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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