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ERIC Number: ED377205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
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Validating a Swedish Version of the Beck Depression Inventory for Nonclinical Adolescents: A Confirmatory Factor Analytic Study.
Byrne, Barbara M.; And Others
The intent of the present study was to test for the validity and equivalency of a second-order factorial structure of the Beck Depression Inventory for and across three independent samples (n1=661; n2=239; n3=196) of nonclinical Swedish adolescents; the model under study derived from a cross-validated study of Canadian high school adolescents (Byrne and Baron, 1993a). Model fitting, testing, and equating were based on the analysis of covariance structures within the framework of a confirmatory factor analytic model. Of major importance was the tenability of the hypothesized model for Swedish adolescents; only minor differences that involved correlated errors and one cross-loading (Sample 2) were evidenced. Results are expected to be of substantial interest to both researchers and clinicians whose concerns focus on depression as it bears on this population. (Contains 39 references, 1 table, and 4 figures.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory