ERIC Number: ED351356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
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Gender Differences in Adolescent Depression: Testing for Invariant Measurement and Structure for the BDI (French Version).
Byrne, Barbara M.; And Others
A study of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) was conducted to: (1) test for the factorial validity of the French version of the BDI (BDI-FR) separately for 551 non-clinical Francophone adolescent males and 601 non-clinical Francophone adolescent females; (2) cross-validate findings across a second independent sample for each sex; and (3) test for equivalent factorial structure across gender for this population. Except for 1 differential factor loading for females (item 17), the hypothesized higher-order 3-factor structure was found to be tenable across validation samples and factorially invariant across gender. Although the presence of error covariances for females partially replicated a similar pattern for English female adolescents, results generally provide strong support for the psychometric soundness of the BDI-FR. Two tables and three figures are included. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Beck Depression Inventory; Canada; French (Canadian)
Note: Paper presented at the International Congress of Psychology (25th, Brussels, Belgium, July 1992).