Concurrent validity and exploratory factor analysis of the malay version of Center for epidemiologic studies-depression Scale (cesd) among Malaysian adolescents

Siti Raudzah, Ghazali and Ask, Elklit and Rekaya Vincent, Balang and Chen, Yoke Yong (2016) Concurrent validity and exploratory factor analysis of the malay version of Center for epidemiologic studies-depression Scale (cesd) among Malaysian adolescents. ASEAN Journal of Psychiatry, 17 (1). pp. 71-78. ISSN 2231-7791

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Abstract

Objectives: The objective of this study is to validate the Malay version of the Centre for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression scale (CESD) among adolescents. Methods: Nine hundred and thirty-one adolescents completed the Malay version of CESD and Hopkins Symptom Checklist-depression scale (HSCL-depression). Results: Results showed that the internal consistency of both the scale as a whole and the subscales was highly consistent. The concurrent validity was established by examining the relationship between CESD with the HSCL-depression scale. It showed a significant correlation between the two scales. The factor structure was similar to that observed in previous studies in other samples. Three factors were extracted, which accounted for 48.4% of the variance: a depressive affect factor; a positive affect factor and somatic symptoms factor which were combined with interpersonal items. Conclusion: The Malay version of CESD with 20 items has satisfactory psychometric properties and can be used for Malaysian adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CESD, Adolescents, Malaysia, Validity, Factor Analysis, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 07:19
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2016 02:00
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/11973

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