Estrutura fatorial e análise de invariância da center for epidemiologic studies depression scale – revised (Cesd-r) em uma população Brasileira

Translated title of the contribution: Factor structure and invariance analysis of the center for epidemiologic studies depression scale – revised (Cesd-r) in a Brazilian population

Andre Faro, Daiane Nunes Dos Santos, William W. Eaton

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Abstract

Introduction: The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale – Revised (CESD-R) was developed to provide an efficient screening scale for depression syndrome, mim-icking the original CESD, one of the most widely used screening tools to measure depressive symptoms globally. This investigation examined the factor structure of the CESD-R with a non-clinical Brazilian population. Method: We performed exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) of two adult samples, and also conducted invariance analysis by sex and place of residence of the participants. The full sample consisted of 1,427 adults, divided into two groups. The first sample (n = 400) was used for the EFA and the second sample (n = 1027) for the CFA. Results: The EFA indicated an internal structure composed of a single factor, which explained 53.2% of the variance. The CFA attested to the unidimensionality of the measure. Fit indices and reliability indicators showed values higher than expected, without modifications in the initial structure. The model was invariant in relation to the variables investigated at four different levels (configural, metric, scalar, and strict). Conclusions: Our findings support the utility of the CESD-R and suggest its validity for application to the Brazilian population in general.

Translated title of the contributionFactor structure and invariance analysis of the center for epidemiologic studies depression scale – revised (Cesd-r) in a Brazilian population
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)10-16
Number of pages7
JournalSuma Psicologica
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021

Keywords

  • CESD-R
  • Confirmatory factor analysis
  • Depression
  • Exploratory factor analysis
  • Invariance analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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