ERIC Number: EJ852773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
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Psychometric Properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in a Clinically-Identified Sample of Mexican American Adolescents
VanVoorhis, Carmen R. Wilson; Blumentritt, Tracie L.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v16 n6 p789-798 Dec 2007
We examined the internal consistency reliability, convergent and divergent validity, and factor structure of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) in a sample of 131 Mexican American youth. The BDI-II demonstrated excellent internal consistency reliability (alpha = 0.90) and solid convergent and divergent validity with various clinical scales of the Adolescent Psychopathology Scale. Two factors, Cognitive-Somatic and Affective, emerged from an exploratory factor analysis and suggested that depressive symptomology may manifest somewhat differently in Mexican American youth. In sum, results provide tentative support for the use of the BDI-II as a measure of depression for this sample.
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Validity, Factor Structure, Psychopathology, Factor Analysis, Psychometrics, Hispanic Americans, Youth, Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Reliability, Adolescents, Affective Behavior, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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