Scandic Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews
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Comparative Analysis of Psychometric Properties of Irrational Belief Scale of Anxiety Patients

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Vol. 2, Issue 6, MAY 2022

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Ambreen Saleem¹, Bushra Malik² and Iram Fatima³

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The term irrational is basically used in psychotherapy. The concept of irrationality is especially focused in  Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) that is originated and developed by American Psychologist Albert Ellis. In this research it was first examined that how emotional intelligence plays a vital role in different anxiety disorders and how this emotional intelligence disturbs individual’s life. There are few researches conducted on emotional intelligence in Pakistan. The sample comprised of 200 patient’s males (n=105), females (n=95) with age range from 18 years older. The sample of study was collected by convenient sampling technique from different government hospitals of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Wah Cantt. The patients were diagnosed by the psychiatrist and researcher herself according to the diagnostic criteria given by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (APA, 2000). Participants of both genders were included. Emotional intelligence was measured through trait emotional intelligence questionnaire short form (TEIQue-SF), irrational beliefs were measured through irrational belief scale (IBS) and anxiety was measured by Beck anxiety inventory (BAI).  It was concluded that emotional intelligence has significant negative relationship with irrational beliefs and anxiety in patients with anxiety disorders. Irrational beliefs have non-significant positive relation with anxiety in patients with anxiety disorders.


Psychometric Properties; Irrational Belief Scale; Anxiety Patients

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