The Japanese Journal of Personality
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Construct Validity of the Japanese Version of the BIS/BAS Scales: A Test Using a Dot-probe Task
Toshitake NakamuraJun MoriyaKai HiraishiToshikazu Hasegawa
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2011 Volume 19 Issue 3 Pages 278-280

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This study investigated the construct validity of the Japanese version of the BIS/BAS scales. A dot-probe task was used, which examined the degree of attention to a fear-conditioned stimulus. The results showed that the BIS-points, which measure the degree of behavioral avoidance or inhibition, were positively correlated with the degree of attention to the fear-conditioned stimulus. There also was a significant or a marginally significant negative correlation between the BAS-points, which measure the degree of behavioral approach, and the response time. The results indicate construct validity of the Japanese version of the BIS/BAS scales.

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