ERIC Number: EJ1147746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The Beck Depression Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-II): A Cross-Sample Structural Analysis
Strunk, Kamden K.; Lane, Forrest C.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v50 n1-2 p3-17 2017
A common concern about the Beck Depression Inventory, Second edition (BDI-II) among researchers in the area of depression has long been the single-factor scoring scheme. Methods exist for making cross-sample comparisons of latent structure but tend to rely on estimation methods that can be imprecise and unnecessarily complex. This study presents a computationally more efficient method for reproducing a population matrix and uses this method to evaluate competing factor solutions of the BDI-II published in the literature. The results of this study suggest our alternative method can reproduce a population matrix and when used to test various factor solutions of the BDI-II, there is a lack of evidence to suggest any one superior structure. However, the source of measurement error within some models may help inform the diagnostic utility of the BDI-II.
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Error of Measurement, Diagnostic Tests, Factor Analysis, Meta Analysis, Goodness of Fit, Simulation, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory
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