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Developing optimal experience sampling measures of psychological processes

The goal of this project is to develop a gold standard for the real-time assessment of three transdiagnostic processes involved in mental illness: affective stress recovery, social interaction, and suicidal and non-suicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviours (SITBs). The success of just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs) that target transdiagnostic processes in daily life depends on the ability to reliably and validly measure those processes and identify at-risk moments. The validity of ESM findings depends on the use of adequate measures (items). However, a large variety of ESM items with unknown psychometric properties are currently being used, which have not undergone any formal evaluation. This PhD project aims to address these measurement barriers to developing JITAIs, by developing and psychometrically validating gold standard ESM items to assess the three transdiagnostic processes, using novel qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Date:30 Oct 2023 →  Today
Keywords:measurement, open science, mental health, experience sampling method
Disciplines:Psychometrics, Psychological assessment
Project type:PhD project