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ERIC Number: EJ1085803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Longitudinal Stability of the Beck Depression Inventory II: A Latent Trait-State-Occasion Model
Wu, Pei-Chen
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v34 n1 p39-53 Feb 2016
In a six-wave longitudinal study with two cohorts (660 adolescents and 630 young adults), this study investigated the longitudinal stability of the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) using the Trait-State-Occasion (TSO) model. The results revealed that the full TSO model was the best fitting representation of the depression measured by the BDI-II for both cohorts. It was found that the trait components explained more than 50% of the state variance of the BDI-II scores in both cohorts, and the occasion-specific factor explained about 7% to 12% of variances. The occasion-specific variance was more stable (occasion stability) and somewhat higher in the younger cohort. Implications regarding the longitudinal stability of the BDI-II measure are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory
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