Development, Reliability, and Validity of the (Abbreviated) Dimensions of Consciousness Questionnaire

  • Ronald J. Pekala
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


The Dimensions of Consciousness Questionnaire (DCQ) was developed by revising the 37-item Phenomenology of Consciousness Questionnaire (PCQ). For any dimensions or subdimensions of the PCQ containing less than four items, additional items, similar in content, were written so that each (sub)dimension consisted of four items. The dimensions of positive and negative affect were expanded from four and three items, respectively, to eight items each; this was done to include subclasses of affect associated with each dimension. Thus, positive affect had two items each dealing with joy, sexual excitement, love, and peace/calmness, while negative affect had two items each assessing anxiety, guilt, depression, and anger.


Negative Affect Positive Affect Stimulus Condition Internal Dialogue Dimension Intensity 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald J. Pekala
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    • 2
  1. 1.West ChesterUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Administration Medical CenterBiofeedback ClinicCoatesvilleUSA

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