Faculty Publications

Title

Factor structure and psychometric characteristics of the Beck Depression Inventory-II

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Beck Depression Inventory-II, College students, Reliability and validity

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

Volume

19

Issue

4

First Page

359

Last Page

376

Abstract

The present study evaluated the factor structure and psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II; Beck; Steer, and Brown, 1996) in the nonclinical sample of 230 young adults. The BDI-II is a revised version of the BDI-IA. We evaluated the fit of three alternative models to the sample data, using confirmatory factor analysis. Results provided support for the fit of the oblique three-factor model The BDI-II and factor scales had satisfactory coefficient alpha indices. We obtained gender differences on the BDI-II item, total, and factor scale scores. We examined the relations of the BDI-II with demographic variables and with other self- report measures of social desirability, anxiety, depression, stress, and self-esteem. We also examined the issue of whether specific self-report measures of anxiety and depression assess separate or different constructs. We discuss the limitations of the present study.

Original Publication Date

12-1-1997

DOI of published version

10.1007/BF02229026

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