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ERIC Number: EJ796210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS): The Study of Validity and Reliability
Akin, Ahmet; Cetin, Bayram
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v7 n1 p260-268 Jan 2007
This study investigated the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS). The sample of the study consisted of 590 university students, 121 English teachers and 136 emotionally disturbed individuals who sought treatment in various clinics and counseling centers. Factor loadings of the scale ranged from 0.39 to 0.88. Findings from discriminant validity showed that the DASS discriminates the normal and clinical population. Concurrent validity coefficients were found to be high (0.87 and 0.84, respectively). Cronbach internal consistency of the entire scale was 0.89. Item-total correlations ranged from 0.51 to 0.75. Test- retest and split-half reliability coefficient scores were 0.99 and 0.96 respectively. These results demonstrate that the DASS is a valid and reliable instrument.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey