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The Beck Depression Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-II): A Cross-Sample Structural Analysis

The Beck Depression Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-II): A Cross-Sample Structural Analysis A common concern about the Beck Depression Inventory, Second edition (BDI-II) among researchers in the area of depression has long been the single-factor scoring scheme. Methods exist for making cross-sample comparisons of latent structure but tend to rely on estimation methods that can be imprecise and unnecessarily complex. This study presents a computationally more efficient method for reproducing a population matrix and uses this method to evaluate competing factor solutions of the BDI-II published in the literature. The results of this study suggest our alternative method can reproduce a population matrix and when used to test various factor solutions of the BDI-II, there is a lack of evidence to suggest any one superior structure. However, the source of measurement error within some models may help inform the diagnostic utility of the BDI-II. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development SAGE

The Beck Depression Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-II): A Cross-Sample Structural Analysis

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SAGE
Copyright
Copyright © 2019 by Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education, a division of the American Counseling Association
ISSN
1947-6302
eISSN
1947-6302
DOI
10.1177/0748175616664010
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Abstract

A common concern about the Beck Depression Inventory, Second edition (BDI-II) among researchers in the area of depression has long been the single-factor scoring scheme. Methods exist for making cross-sample comparisons of latent structure but tend to rely on estimation methods that can be imprecise and unnecessarily complex. This study presents a computationally more efficient method for reproducing a population matrix and uses this method to evaluate competing factor solutions of the BDI-II published in the literature. The results of this study suggest our alternative method can reproduce a population matrix and when used to test various factor solutions of the BDI-II, there is a lack of evidence to suggest any one superior structure. However, the source of measurement error within some models may help inform the diagnostic utility of the BDI-II.

Journal

Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and DevelopmentSAGE

Published: Aug 11, 2016

Keywords: Beck Depression Inventory–II,meta-analysis,confirmatory factor analysis

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