Factor structure of the center for epidemiological studies depression scale in Hong Kong adolescents

Stephanie W. Lee, Sunita M. Stewart, Barbara M. Byrne, Joy P S Wong, S. Y. Ho, Peter W H Lee, T. H. Lam

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Abstract

We present data from the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale (CES-D; Radloff, 1977) for 2 samples of Hong Kong community adolescents (combined N = 1,385). The 4 positive affect items related poorly to the remainder of the scale. Using 16 items, the data were consistent with 2 models with highly correlated factors: (a) a 2-factor model, 1 of which merged somatic and affective items, and (b) a 3-factor model separating somatic, depressed, and interpersonal items. Correlations with related constructs provide preliminary support of validity. Hong Kong adolescents are influenced both by traditional concepts of mind-body holism and Western psychological models separating psychological and somatic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-184
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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