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ERIC Number: EJ964558
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Assessing Latina/o Undergraduates' Depressive Symptomatology: Comparisons of the Beck Depression Inventory-II, the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale, and the Self-Report Depression Scale
Gloria, Alberta M.; Castellanos, Jeanett; Kanagui-Munoz, Marlen; Rico, Melissa A.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v34 n1 p160-181 Feb 2012
The use of depression scales as screening tools at university and college centers is increasing and thus, the question of whether scales are culturally valid for different student groups is increasingly more relevant with increased severity of depression for students and changing student demographics. As such, this study examined the reliability and validity of three commonly used depression scales with 203 Latina/o undergraduates. The scales varied in item response, assessment, reliability, convergent and construct validity, and detection of sex and class standing differences for the study's sample. The strengths and limitations of implementing the scales with Latina/o undergraduates are addressed for research and within practice settings. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory; Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale