Factor structure and psychometric characteristics of the Beck Depression Inventory-II
Beck Depression Inventory-II, College students, Reliability and validity
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
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.
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Osman, Augustine; Downs, William R.; Barrios, Francisco X.; Kopper, Beverly A.; Gutierrez, Peter M.; and Chiros, Christine E., "Factor structure and psychometric characteristics of the Beck Depression Inventory-II" (1997). Faculty Publications. 3968.