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ERIC Number: ED585101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan-5
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Initial Validation of the Social Emotional Distress Survey--Secondary to Support Complete Mental Health Screening
Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Nylund-Gibson, Karen; Moore, Stephanie; Moffa, Kathryn
Grantee Submission
Contemporary mental health assessment conceptualizations focus on both well-being and distress. This study presents initial validation information for the "Social Emotional Distress Survey--Secondary" (SEDS-S), which was designed for school-based complete mental health screening that employs brief self-report measures of well-being and distress. The SEDS-S structure was investigated using two independent samples of U.S. high school students (N = 3,780). Findings from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses suggested a one-factor model of distress with good model fit. Path analyses revealed significant positive relations of the SEDS-S distress factor with symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a significant negative relation with life satisfaction and strengths scores. Future research directions and use in school-based screening applications are discussed. [This paper represents the Online First version, to be published in "Assessment for Effective Intervention."]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A160157