TAIWANESE NORMS FOR THE HARVARD GROUP SCALE OF HYPNOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY, FORM A

Mei Jing Lin, Erik Chihhung Chang

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Abstract

Hypnotic susceptibility is a fundamental individual characteristic to consider in studies examining hypnosis. Although there is no existing normative data of group hypnotic susceptibility tests for the Mandarin-speaking Chinese population, the current study administered the Mandarin Chinese translation of the Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility, Form A (HGSHS:A) to 242 subjects (137 females and 105 males). The results indicate that the normative properties—including the score distribution, item pass rates, and reliability—are comparable to 15 reference samples. In general, the Mandarin Chinese version of the HGSHS:A can be used as a viable and reliable instrument for prescreening subjects’ hypnotizability in the Mandarin Chinese-speaking population in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-156
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Volume67
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2019

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