The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale: Measurement and structural invariance across ratings of older adult men and women

Rapson Gomez, Suzanne McLaren

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The current study examined the measurement and structural invariance of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D; Radloff, 1977) across ratings provided by older adult men (. n=. 573) and women (. n=. 605). Ratings were modeled in terms of the original four-factor oblique model: a simple structure with correlated factors for Depressed Affect, Positive Affect, Somatic Symptoms, and Interpersonal Difficulties. Multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis supported full measurement and structural invariance, and no sex difference for the four latent factors. These findings indicate good support for measurement and structural invariance of CES-D ratings across older adult men and women. The psychometric and practical implications of the findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-134
Number of pages5
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Volume75
Early online date29 Nov 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2015

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Epidemiologic Studies
Depression
Psychometrics
Sex Characteristics
Statistical Factor Analysis
Medically Unexplained Symptoms

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