Confirmatory factor analysis of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire: Multiple factors or method effects?

@article{Brown2003ConfirmatoryFA,
  title={Confirmatory factor analysis of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire: Multiple factors or method effects?},
  author={Timothy A. Brown},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 12},
  pages={1411-26}
}
The latent structure of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ) was evaluated with confirmatory factor analyses (CFAs) in 1200 outpatients with DSM-IV anxiety and mood disorders. Of particular interest was the comparative fit and interpretability of a two-factor solution (cf. Behaviour Research and Therapy 40 (2002) 313) vs. a one-factor model that specified method effects arising from five reverse-worded items. Consistent with prediction, the superiority of the one-factor model was… CONTINUE READING
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