ERIC Number: EJ766175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
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Psychometric Properties of the Beck Depression Inventory for Youth in a Sample of Girls
Stapleton, Laura M.; Sander, Janay B.; Stark, Kevin D.
Psychological Assessment, v19 n2 p230-235 Jun 2007
A new measure has been developed to assess depressive symptoms, the Beck Depression Inventory for Youth (BDI-Y; J. S. Beck, A. T. Beck, & J. B. Jolly, 2001). This research extends previous validation research of BDI-Y total scores by examining internal consistency and convergent and predictive validity within a school-based sample (n = 859) of girls 9-13 years old by age level and for selected races or ethnic groups. Scores had high internal consistency, and there was support for using the BDI-Y to assess depressive symptoms. Reliability was slightly lower for 9-year-olds, but reliability and validity estimates did not differ by race or ethnic group. Finally, confirmatory factor analysis results provide some support for unidimensionality of scores but also point toward possible refinements.
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Females, Ethnic Groups, Predictive Validity, Factor Analysis, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Measures (Individuals), Reliability, Scores
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory