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ERIC Number: ED377204
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Aug
Pages: 22
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Testing for a Gender-Invariant Hierarchical Structure of Depression for Swedish Adolescents.
Byrne, Barbara M.; And Others
Building upon earlier confirmatory factor analytic research that validated a second-order, three-factor structure of the Beck Depression Inventory for Canadian and Swedish nonclinical adolescents, this study tested the factorial structure of the Swedish version of the instrument separately for 559 males and 537 females, and tested its measurement and structural equivalence across gender. Except for three minor discrepancies involving correlated errors, the hypothesized model best described the data for both males and females. Nonetheless, the imposition of equality constraints across sex revealed differences bearing on the measurement of six items, and latent construct relations involving the Somatic Elements factor. Four gender differences in factorial structure replicated findings for Canadian adolescents. Results have important implications for researchers, clinicians, and others whose interests focus on nonclinical adolescent depression. (Contains 35 references, 2 tables, and 1 figure.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Sweden
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory