Standardization of a Short-Form of the Metacognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30) in Students
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The role and importance of meta-cognitive beliefs in creating and retaining of mental disorders were explained initially in meta-cognitive theory of Wells. The purpose of this study was to Standardization of a Short-Form of the Metacognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30) in Students. This was a standardized study. A sample of 459 people (including 233 females and 226 males) was selected by cluster random sampling from different faculties of the University of Tehran. The reliability of the Metacognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30) was analyzed using Cronbach's alpha and retest method with a 1 month interval and its correlation coefficients were 0.921 and between 0.75 and 0/93 at significant level (P <0.001) respectively. Validity of the (MCQ-30) was estimated using factor analysis and construct validity method with implementation of (STAI) questionnaire. There was a positive and significant correlation coefficient between the (MCQ-30) and (STAI) questionnaires (0.767) at significant level (P <0.001). Also, a separate standard table for each group of male and female students was calculated. The Iranian version of the Metacognition Questionnaire (MCQ-30) is both highly reliable and valid for use with Iranian students.
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