Interamerican Journal of Psychology
versión ISSN 0034-9690
CAMPBELL, Michael H.; ROBERTI, Jonathan W.; MAYNARD, Donna-Maria y EMMANUEL, Maisha K.. Factorial structure of depressive symptoms in Anglophone Caribbean university students: psychometric properties of the beck depression inventory-II. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.3, pp. 577-585. ISSN 0034-9690.
This study sought to establish psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-II) with Caribbean university students (n=400, 76% women, mean age=25.2). Additionally, we administered the Ego Resiliency Scale-89, Perceived Stress Scale-Ten Item Version, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-Trait Version, and Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale. Confirmatory factor analysis compared the observed structure with the oblique structures proposed in two-factor models. Factorial estimates and goodness-of-fit indices suggested adequate fit for two-factor models. Internal consistency (α=.86) and test-retest reliabilities (n=57, r=.78) were strong. Correlations assessing validity were significant in the theoretically expected directions. Results support use of the BDI-II with Caribbean students.
Palabras llave : Depression; University students; Caribbean; instrumental study.