Psychology students from two colleges who received course credit for their
cooperation, participated in this study. There were 23 men and 147 women.
The following instruments were used in the study:
Rational Behavior Inventory
The Rational Behavior Inventory (RBI; Shorkey & Whiteman, 1977) was used
to assess irrational beliefs. The RBI uses a five-point Likert response
format. It consists of 37 items derived by a principal component factor
analytic method with oblique rotation, from a pool of 70 items based upon
definitions of rationality drawn from the literature on Rational Emotive
Therapy. There is a total score that assesses global rationality, and 11
subscales measuring the basic irrational beliefs. The 11 subscales of the
RBI, their definitions and abbreviations are shown in Table 1.
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