Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS)

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Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS)

A self report measure of distress tolerance created by Simons & Gaher (2005) based on 15 5-point Likert ratings.
Duration: 2 minutes
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:09PM


Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Distress Tolerance Scale (DTS).

Simons, J.S. & Gaher, R.M. (2005). The Distress Tolerance Scale: Development and Validation of a Self-Report Measure. Motivation and Emotion, 29, 83-102.

Raykos, Byrne, & Watson. (2009). Confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis of the distress tolerance scale (DTS) in a clinical sample of eating disorder patients. Eating Behaviors, 10(4), 215-219.

Leyro, T., Bernstein, M., Vujanovic, A., McLeish, A., & Zvolensky, A. (2011). Distress Tolerance Scale: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis Among Daily Cigarette Smokers. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 33(1), 47-57.

Ahmet Emre Sargin, Kadir Özdel, Cisem Utku, Erkan Kuru, & M.Hakan Turkcapar. (2012). Distress Tolerance Scale: A Study of Reliability and Validity. Bilişsel Davranışçı Psikoterapi Araştırmalar Dergisi, 1(3), 152-161.