Year 2019, Volume 6 , Issue 4, Pages 592 - 601 2020-01-05

Factor structure of the CES-D in an impoverished African American sample

Mitchell PORTER [1] , Youn-jeng CHOİ [2] , Sara TOMEK [3]

The Center of Epidemiological Studies Depression scale (CES-D) has been used for decades to identify symptomatology of depression in individuals. Overtime, the factor structure of the scale has been both confirmed and challenged when applied to different population samples. The present study explores the factor structure in population sample consisting of impoverished African American parents (N=1,020), and the data were collected from the Mobile Youth Study (MYS). Two-, four-, and higher-order models were used to identify the best fitting model. The results indicate that the most parsimonious model is a two-factor structure.
Factor analysis, CES-D, African American, impoverished
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date December
Journal Section Articles

Orcid: 0000-0001-8589-4880
Author: Mitchell PORTER (Primary Author)
Institution: Gardner-Webb University
Country: United States

Orcid: 0000-0001-9803-2681
Author: Youn-jeng CHOİ
Institution: The University of Alabama
Country: United States

Orcid: 0000-0003-0705-3087
Author: Sara TOMEK
Institution: Baylor University
Country: United States


Publication Date : January 5, 2020

APA PORTER, M , CHOİ, Y , TOMEK, S . (2020). Factor structure of the CES-D in an impoverished African American sample. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 6 (4) , 592-601 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.554755