Validation of the Japanese version of the body vigilance scale

Tatsuo Saigo, Yoshitake Takebayashi, Jun Tayama, Peter J. Bernick, Norman B. Schmidt, Susumu Shirabe, Yuji Sakano

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Abstract

The Body Vigilance Scale is a self-report measure of attention to bodily sensations. The measure was translated into Japanese and its reliability, validity, and factor structure were verified. Participants comprised 286 university students (age: 19 ± 1 years). All participants were administered the scale, along with several indices of anxiety (i.e., Anxiety Sensitivity Index, Short Health Anxiety Inventory Illness Likelihood Scale, Social Interaction Anxiety Scale, and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale). The Japanese version of the Body Vigilance Scale exhibited a unidimensional factor structure and strong internal consistency. Construct validity was demonstrated by significant correlations with the above measures. Results suggest that the Japanese version of the scale is a reliable, valid tool for measuring body vigilance in Japanese university students.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)918-936
Number of pages19
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume118
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jun
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anxiety
  • Body vigilance
  • Psychological measure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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    Saigo, T., Takebayashi, Y., Tayama, J., Bernick, P. J., Schmidt, N. B., Shirabe, S., & Sakano, Y. (2016). Validation of the Japanese version of the body vigilance scale. Psychological Reports, 118(3), 918-936. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294116648139