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Factor Structure of the CES-D and Measurement Invariance Across Gender in Mainland Chinese Adolescents

Wang, Mengcheng, Armour, Cherie, Wu, Yan, Ren, Fen, Zhu, Xiongzhao and Yao, Shuqiao (2013) Factor Structure of the CES-D and Measurement Invariance Across Gender in Mainland Chinese Adolescents. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69 (9). pp. 966-979. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.21978

DOI: doi:10.1002/jclp.21978

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:The primary aim was to examine the depressive symptom structure of Mainland China adolescents using the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D).DESIGN:Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were simultaneously conducted to determine the structure of the CES-D in a large scale, representative adolescent samples recruited from Mainland China. Multigroup CFA (N = 5059, 48% boys, mean = 16.55±1.06) was utilized to test the factorial invariance of the depressive symptom structure, which was generated by EFA and confirmed by CFA across gender.RESULTS:The CES-D can be interpreted in terms of 3 symptom dimensions. Additionally, factorial invariance of the new proposed model across gender was supported at all assuming different degrees of invariance.CONCLUSION:Mainland Chinese adolescents have specific depressive symptom structure, which is consistent across gender.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:CES-D; Chinese adolescent; depressive symptom; factor structure; factorial invariance
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:33099
Deposited By: Prof Cherie Armour
Deposited On:16 Feb 2016 16:38
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:20

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