Psychometric properties from a Spanish validation of Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ)


  • Leticia Linares
  • David Herrero-Fernández
  • Leire Iriarte
  • Ana Estévez



depression, personality, vulnerability, attachment


Introduction: This study assessed the psychometric prop­erties of the Spanish translation of the Depressive Expe­riences Questionnaire (DEQ). This questionnaire measures two different personality dimensions vulnera­ble to two different subtypes of depression, anaclitic de­pression and introjective depression, respectively. Ob­jectives: The aims of this study are to assess the psy­chometric properties of Spanish translation of Depres­sive Experiences Questionnaire and its relationship with at­tachment styles. Method: The sample (N = 416) con­sisted of undergraduate students with a mean of 27.63 (ST = 10.98) years old. The administration was collec­tive and taken under the supervision of the researcher. Results: The results showed good internal consistency, similar to that of other studies. The findings showed sig­nificant re­lationships with other instruments measuring depressive symptomatology and confirmed the hypothe­sis of a rela­tionship between the DEQ and attachment style. Conclu­sion: The Spanish version of the DEQ could be an in­strument for distinguishing the types of personality vul­nerability to different expressions of de­pression in the Spanish population.


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Linares, L., Herrero-Fernández, D., Iriarte, L., & Estévez, A. (2017). Psychometric properties from a Spanish validation of Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ). Acción Psicológica, 14(1), 137–150.



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