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The Elkins Hypnotizability Scale : Assessment of Reliability and Validity

Kekecs, Zoltán LU ; Bowers, Juliette; Johnson, Alisa; Kendrick, Cassie and Elkins, Gary (2016) In International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis 64(3). p.285-304
Abstract

Measuring hypnotizability is an integral part of hypnosis research and is also relevant for predicting effectiveness of hypnosis-based therapies. The Elkins Hypnotizability Scale (EHS) was designed to meet the needs of modern hypnosis research and clinical practice. Reliability, validity, and normative data were explored by subjecting 230 participants to the EHS and Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale: Form C (SHSS:C). The EHS demonstrated adequate internal consistency (α=.78), its items showed good discriminating ability, and scores of the two scales were highly correlated (ρ =.86). Results indicate that the EHS is a reliable and valid tool to assess hypnotizability. Further research is needed to establish its role as a surrogate... (More)

Measuring hypnotizability is an integral part of hypnosis research and is also relevant for predicting effectiveness of hypnosis-based therapies. The Elkins Hypnotizability Scale (EHS) was designed to meet the needs of modern hypnosis research and clinical practice. Reliability, validity, and normative data were explored by subjecting 230 participants to the EHS and Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale: Form C (SHSS:C). The EHS demonstrated adequate internal consistency (α=.78), its items showed good discriminating ability, and scores of the two scales were highly correlated (ρ =.86). Results indicate that the EHS is a reliable and valid tool to assess hypnotizability. Further research is needed to establish its role as a surrogate for the SHSS:C.

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10.1080/00207144.2016.1171089
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  author       = {Kekecs, Zoltán and Bowers, Juliette and Johnson, Alisa and Kendrick, Cassie and Elkins, Gary},
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  series       = {International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis},
  title        = {The Elkins Hypnotizability Scale : Assessment of Reliability and Validity},
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  volume       = {64},
  year         = {2016},
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