Compensatory Cognitive Strategy Use by Young Adults: A Psychometric Evaluation of Self-Report Measures

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Abstract

This study examined the reliability and validity of scores from questionnaires assessing compensatory cognitive strategy use by young adults. Participants (N = 783; 79.6% women; 77.4% White; Age: M = 18.7 ± 0.9 years) completed the Compensatory Cognitive Strategies Scale (CCSS), Metamemory Questionnaire–Strategies (MMQ-S), Neuro-Quality of Life (Neuro-QoL) v2.0 Short Form–Cognitive Function, and Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). Reliability estimates were acceptable for the CCSS (α =.85) and MMQ-S (α =.86) in the full sample and comparable in subsamples stratified by gender and self-reported mental health conditions. The CCSS and MMQ-S scores showed evidence for convergent validity (r range:.60 to.70) and discriminant validity in the full sample and subsamples (r with DERS range:.13 to.33). Greater compensatory strategy use had small-to-medium associations with greater subjective cognitive concerns on the Neuro-QOL for the full sample and subsamples (r range: −.19 to −.49). The CCSS and MMQ-S scores showed acceptable properties for use with young adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-454
Number of pages14
JournalAssessment
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2022

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Keywords

  • cognition
  • cognitive remediation
  • compensatory cognitive strategies
  • compensatory cognitive training
  • psychometrics
  • self-assessment
  • young adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology

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