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ERIC Number: EJ919796
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0748-1756
Cross-Cultural Validation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II across U.S. and Turkish Samples
Canel-Cinarbas, Deniz; Cui, Ying; Lauridsen, Erica
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v44 n2 p77-91 Apr 2011
The purpose of this study was to test the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) for factorial invariance across Turkish and U.S. college student samples. The results indicated that (a) a two-factor model has an adequate fit for both samples, thus providing evidence of configural invariance, and (b) there is a metric invariance but "no" sufficient evidence of scalar invariance across the two groups of students. Testing for differential item functioning (DIF) was also conducted to further investigate the measurement variance of the BDI-II at the item level. Large DIF values were found for 12 items of the BDI-II. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory