ERIC Number: EJ948083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of the Young Schema Questionnaire (Short Form) in Chinese Undergraduate Students
Cui, Lixia; Lin, Wenwen; Oei, Tian P. S.
International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, v9 n6 p645-655 Dec 2011
This study investigated cross-cultural differences in the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Young Schema Questionnaire (short form; YSQ-SF). The participants were 712 Chinese undergraduate students. The total sample was randomly divided into two sub-samples. Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) was conducted on questionnaire results for Group A, and Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was conducted on Group B. Multiple regression analyses were conducted to investigate the predictive validity of the schemas in predicting depression and anxiety. EFA revealed a 14-factor solution in Sample A. This factor solution was confirmed using CFA on the data from Sample B. The overall scale of the YSQ-SF demonstrated a high level of internal consistency, as did all of the subscales. Predictive validity of the schema domains in predicting depression and anxiety scores was confirmed via two multiple regression analyses.
Descriptors: Factor Structure, Questionnaires, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Differences, Psychometrics, Factor Analysis, Predictive Validity, Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Multiple Regression Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China