Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark


The current study evaluated the relationship between the Children’s Psychological Flexibility Questionnaire (CPFQ; Dixon & Paliliunas, 2017) against established measures of psychological flexibility - Avoidance and Fusion Questionnaire for Youth (AFQ-Y; et al., 2008), the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire-II (AAQ-II; Bond et al., 2011), the Child and Adolescent Mindfulness Measure (CAMM; Greco et al., 2011), as well as the Promoting the Emergence of Advanced Knowledge – Transformation: Expressive Assessment (PEAK – T Expressive; Dixon, 2016). Assessments were administered 27 individuals under the age of 18 with Autism Spectrum Disorder or related diagnoses. Pearson correlations were used to examine the relationship between each of the assessments against the CPFQ. The results indicated that the AFQ-Y to CPFQ correlation was statistically significant at r (25) = -.458, p = .008. These results serve as preliminary examination of the CPFQ and serves as the preliminary step in its validation as a psychological flexibility measure.




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