Psychometric properties of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ) from a sample of Ecuadorian college students


  • Esteban Moreno-Montero Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Ecuador
  • Rodrigo Moreta-Herrera Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador, Ecuador; Girona University, Spain
  • Andrea Suárez-López Regional Autonomous University of the Andes, Ecuador; Salamanca University, Spain



College students, Cognitive fusion, Reliability, Validity


Cognitive Fusion is related to psychological problems, such as anxiety and depression, and is assessed through the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ). Aim: to confirm the unidimensional structure of the CFQ, its internal consistency reliability, and convergent and divergent validity in a sample of Ecuadorian college students. Method: instrumental design using Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to estimate convergent and divergent validity of the CFQ. Participants: 356 college students (59.1% women) aged between 18 and 58 years (M = 25.52, SD = 7.51) from several universities in Ecuador (43.9% public institutions). Results: the unidimensional structure of the CFQ is confirmed, through adequate fit indices. Its reliability is excellent (ω = .954) and, regarding convergent and divergent validity, it correlates positively with Experiential Avoidance (AAQ-II) and negatively with Satisfaction with Life (SWLS). Conclusion: The Psychometric properties of the CFQ are adequate for its application in Ecuadorian college students.


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Moreno-Montero, E. ., Moreta-Herrera, R., & Suárez-López, A. (2023). Psychometric properties of the Cognitive Fusion Questionnaire (CFQ) from a sample of Ecuadorian college students. PSICOLOGIA, 37(2), 80–90.