ISSN : 2733-4538
In this study, we developed Korean version of Automatic Thought Questionnaire-Positive (ATQ-P) and took a standardization study with the normative group of 1108 adults. The ATQ-P was proven to be a very reliable assessment tool. The result of factor analysis showed that the ATQ-P had a four-factor structure representing 'positive daily functioning', 'positive self evaluation', 'others evaluation of self', and 'positive future expectations'. The ATQ-P was positively correlated with positive affect, and negatively correlated with negative affect, depression, and anxiety. In the normative sample, there was a significant difference of ATQ-P score between a group which met the criteria of major depressive episode of DSM-IV and a control group. In the psychiatric patient group, the ATQ-P discriminated major depressive disorder from panic disorder and age, sex matched healthy normals. Also, the ATQ-P had a specificity for depressive symptoms. From these results, we can conclude that the ATQ-P is a very useful tool to evaluate one's positive cognition. Finally, we presented normative data of the ATQ-P and discussed the limitations of this study and the directions of future research.