Factorial invariance across gender for the primary symptom dimensions of the SCL-90.

L. R. Derogatis, P. A. Cleary

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Abstract

The present study was focused on an evaluation of factorial invariance across gender for the primary symptom dimensions of the SCL-90-a multidimensional self-report symptom inventory. The argument is advanced that evidence of invariance across relevant subject parameters is an essential component of reliability for dimensional constructs. Findings indicated subtantial levels of invariance across gender for eight of the nine primary symptom dimensions of the SCL-90 with moderate levels for the ninth. The implications of invariance, for the SCL-90 in particular, and clinical measurement in general are related and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-356
Number of pages10
JournalThe British journal of social and clinical psychology
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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