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The effect of translation and sex on hypnotizability testing

Cardeña, Etzel LU ; Kallio, Sakari; Terhune, Devin LU ; Buratti, Sandra and Lööf, Angelica (2007) In Contemporary Hypnosis 24(4). p.154-160
Abstract
We compared hypnotizability between two samples from different Universities in Sweden. One test was administered in Swedish (University of Skövde) using a translated Swedish version of the HGSHS:A (Bergman, Trenter, & Kallio, 2003). At Lund University, the original English version of the HGSHS:A (Shor & Orne 1962) was used and participants also completed the Inventory Scale of Hypnotic Depth (ISHD; Field, 1965). The results suggest that administering the HGSHS:A in English to Swedish University students may only slightly reduce hypnotizability scores. Because the HGSHS:A was designed to be used for the initial screening of hypnotic suggestibility, for most practical purposes the original version seems a valid choice among... (More)
We compared hypnotizability between two samples from different Universities in Sweden. One test was administered in Swedish (University of Skövde) using a translated Swedish version of the HGSHS:A (Bergman, Trenter, & Kallio, 2003). At Lund University, the original English version of the HGSHS:A (Shor & Orne 1962) was used and participants also completed the Inventory Scale of Hypnotic Depth (ISHD; Field, 1965). The results suggest that administering the HGSHS:A in English to Swedish University students may only slightly reduce hypnotizability scores. Because the HGSHS:A was designed to be used for the initial screening of hypnotic suggestibility, for most practical purposes the original version seems a valid choice among non-English groups fluent in English. The data also support some recent findings about females exhibiting higher objective and subjective hypnotizability scores than male volunteers. (Less)
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hypnotizability, translation, gender effect
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Contemporary Hypnosis
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24
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4
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154 - 160
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John Wiley & Sons
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0960-5290
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10.1002/ch.340
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  abstract     = {We compared hypnotizability between two samples from different Universities in Sweden. One test was administered in Swedish (University of Skövde) using a translated Swedish version of the HGSHS:A (Bergman, Trenter, & Kallio, 2003). At Lund University, the original English version of the HGSHS:A (Shor & Orne 1962) was used and participants also completed the Inventory Scale of Hypnotic Depth (ISHD; Field, 1965). The results suggest that administering the HGSHS:A in English to Swedish University students may only slightly reduce hypnotizability scores. Because the HGSHS:A was designed to be used for the initial screening of hypnotic suggestibility, for most practical purposes the original version seems a valid choice among non-English groups fluent in English. The data also support some recent findings about females exhibiting higher objective and subjective hypnotizability scores than male volunteers.},
  author       = {Cardeña, Etzel and Kallio, Sakari and Terhune, Devin and Buratti, Sandra and Lööf, Angelica},
  issn         = {0960-5290},
  keyword      = {hypnotizability,translation,gender effect},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {154--160},
  publisher    = {John Wiley & Sons},
  series       = {Contemporary Hypnosis},
  title        = {The effect of translation and sex on hypnotizability testing},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ch.340},
  volume       = {24},
  year         = {2007},
}