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First Advisor

Scott Gaynor

Second Advisor

Rachel Petts

Third Advisor

Julissa Duenas


The Functional Idiographic Assessment Template Questionnaire (FIAT-Q) is a clinical scale designed to capture the unique nature of an individual’s interpersonal strengths and weaknesses. However, the ability of the FIAT-Q to predict daily life behavior has yet to be established. The current study was an exploratory analysis designed to investigate the ability of the FIAT-Q to predict daily life behavior via the Simulated Social Interactions Test (SSIT). The study also investigated the relationship between psychological distress, interpersonal behavior, and factors maintaining symptoms of depression. Participants included twelve undergraduate students at Western Michigan University. Participants completed the FIAT-Q, and Functional Assessment of Depression (FAD), and could optionally complete the Outcome Questionnaire-45 (OQ-45), and SSIT. Pearson’s product-moment correlation coefficients were used to assess the research question at hand. Results demonstrated that overall scores on the FIAT-Q, FAD, and OQ-45 were not predictive of behavior in the SSIT. However, a number of subscales in each measure did predict behavior in the SSIT. Replication with a larger sample size would be beneficial for evaluating the results of the current study.

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