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ERIC Number: EJ820415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Testing the Cross-Ethnic Construct Validity of the Brief Symptom Inventory
Hoe, Maanse; Brekke, John
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n1 p93-103 2009
Objective: The purpose of the present study was to examine the cross-ethnic construct validity of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI). Method: The sample consisted of 1,166 individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness who were receiving treatment in community-based mental health programs. Multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis was used to test measurement invariance of the BSI's second-order factor model across three ethnic groups (African Americans, Caucasians, and Latinos). Results: The data supported the configural invariance of the BSI's second-order factor model as well as the full metric invariance and the partial metric invariance. Conclusions: The present study presented substantial empirical evidence for the construct validity of the BSI's second-order factor model across the three ethnic groups. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Brief Symptom Inventory