Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II )

1.    my painful experiences and memories make it difficult for me to live a life that I would value
2.    I’m afraid of my feelings
3.    I worry about not being able to control my worries and feelings
4.    my painful memories prevent me from ha‎ving a fulfilling life
5.    emotions cause problems in my life
6.    it seems like most people are handling their lives better than I am
7.    worries get in the way of my success
 
Hayes et al‚ 2004
Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ)
1.    I am able to take action on a problem even if I am uncertain what the right thing to do is.*
2.    I often catch myself daydreaming about things I’ve done and what I would do differently next time.
3.    When I feel depressed or anxious‚ I am unable to take care of my responsibilities.
4.    I rarely worry about getting my anxieties‚ worries‚ and feelings under control.*
5.    I’m not afraid of my feelings.*
6.    When I evaluate something negatively‚ I usually recognize that this is just a reaction‚ not an objective fact.*
7.    When I compare myself to other people‚ it seems that most of them are handling their lives better than I do.
8.    Anxiety is bad.
9.    If I could magically remove all the painful experiences I’ve had in my life‚ I would do so.
* Reverse coded
 
1.    Its OK if I remember something unpleasant.
2.    My painful experiences and memories make it difficult for me to live a life that I would value.*
3.    I’m afraid of my feelings.*
4.    I worry about not being able to control my worries and feelings.*
5.    My painful memories prevent me from ha‎ving a fulfilling life.*
6.    I am in control of my life.
7.    Emotions cause problems in my life.*
8.    It seems like most people are handling their lives better than I am.*
9.    Worries get in the way of my success.*
10.My thoughts and feelings do not get in the way of how I want to live my life.
* Reverse coded
نسخه 22 ماده ای
Acceptance and Action Questionnaire AAQ I
1.    I am able to take action on a problem even if I am uncertain what is the right thing to do. [Use in AAQ-9‚ reverse score. Use in single-factor AAQ-16‚ reverse score. Score in Action factor in two factor AAQ-16 and do not reverse score]
2.    When I feel depressed or anxious‚ I am unable to take care of my responsibilities. [Use in AAQ-9. Use in single-factor AAQ-16. Score in Action factor in two factor AAQ-16 and reverse score]
3.    I try to suppress thoughts and feelings that I don’t like by just not thinking about them. [Use in single factor AAQ-16. Score in Willingness factor in two factor AAQ-16 and reverse score]
4.    It’s OK to feel depressed or anxious. [Use in single factor AAQ-16 and reverse score. Score in Willingness factor on two factor AAQ-16 and do not reverse score]
5.    I rarely worry about getting my anxieties‚ worries‚ and feelings under control. [Use in AAQ-9‚ reverse score. Use in single-factor AAQ-16‚ reverse score. Score in Willingness factor in two factor AAQ-16 and do not reverse score]
6.    In order for me to do something important‚ I have to have all my doubts worked out. [Use in single-factor AAQ-16. Score in Action factor in two factor AAQ-16 and reverse score]
7.    I’m not afraid of my feelings. [Use in AAQ-9‚ reverse score. Use in single-factor AAQ-16‚ reverse score. Score in Willingness factor in two factor AAQ-16]
8.    I try hard to avoid feeling depressed or anxious. [Use in single-factor AAQ-16 and do not reverse score. Score in Willingness factor in two factor AAQ-16 and reverse score]
9.    Anxiety is bad. [Use in AAQ-9. Use in single-factor AAQ-16. Score in Willingness factor in the two factor AAQ-16 and reverse score]
10.Despite doubts‚ I feel as though I can set a course in my life and then stick to it. [Use in single-factor AAQ-16‚ reverse score. Score in Action factor in two-factor AAQ-16 and do not reverse score]
11.If I could magically remove all the painful experiences I’ve had in my life‚ I would do so. [Use in AAQ-9. Use in single-factor AAQ-16. Score in Willingness factor in the two factor AAQ-16 and reverse score]
12.I am in control of my life. [Use in single-factor AAQ-16‚ reverse score. Score in Action factor in two-factor AAQ-16 and do not reverse score]
13.If I get bored of a task‚ I can still complete it. [Use in two-factor AAQ-16. Score in Action factor]
14.Worries can get in the way of my success. [Reverse score. Use in two-factor AAQ-16. Score in Action factor]
15.I should act according to my feelings at the time. [Reverse score. Use in two-factor AAQ-16. Score in Action factor]
16.If I promised to do something‚ I’ll do it‚ even if I later don’t feel like it. [Use in two-factor AAQ-16. Score in Action factor]
17.I often catch myself daydreaming about things I’ve done and what I would do differently next time. [Use in AAQ-9]
18.When I evaluate something negatively‚ I usually recognize that this is just a reaction‚ not an objective fact. [Use in AAQ-9 – reverse score]
19.When I compare myself to other people‚ it seems that most of them are handling their lives better than I do. [Use in AAQ-9 and in the single factor AAQ-16]
20.It is unnecessary for me to learn to control my feelings in order to handle my life well [Use in the single factor AAQ-16‚ reverse score]
21.A person who is really “together” should not struggle with things the way I do [Use in the single factor AAQ-16. Do not reverse score … actually this is one folks who do not understand ACT are surprised by. Thinking you should never struggle is itself a kind of struggle. Neat that it loads that way]
22.There are not many activities that I stop doing when I am feeling depressed or anxious [Use in the single factor AAQ-16‚ reverse score]
 
 
 
1= never true‚ 2= very seldom true‚        3= seldom true‚ 4= sometimes true‚        5= frequently true‚ 6= almost always true‚ 7= always true
 
 

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Bond‚ F. W. & Bunce‚ D. (2003). The role of acceptance and job control in mental health‚ job satisfaction‚ and work performance. Journal of Applied Psychology‚ 88‚ 1057-1067.

Bond‚ F. W.‚ S. C. Hayes‚ et al. (2011). “Preliminary psychometric properties of the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire–II: A revised measure of psychological inflexibility and experiential avoidance.” Behavior Therapy‚ 42(4): 676-688.

Wolgast‚ Martin. (2014). What Does the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (AAQ-II) Really Measure? Behavior Therapy 45 ‚ 831–839

Bond‚ F. W.‚ S. C. Hayes‚ et al. (2011).  Acceptance and Action Questionnaire Revised. In: Simmons C. A.‚ Lehmann P. (eds). Tools for strengths-based assessment and evaluation‚ New York‚ NY: Springer‚ pp. 150-151. (2013). Google Scholar

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