Psychometric Study of the CES-D: Factor Analysis and DIF

  title={Psychometric Study of the CES-D: Factor Analysis and DIF},
  author={Bruno D. Zumbo and Michaela Nicole Gelin and Anita Hubley},
We report on a psychometric study of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale with 600 community-dwelling adults between the ages of 17 and 87 years. The mean age for males is 46 years (N=310) and 42 years for females (N=290). We propose and test a one-factor measurement model with confirmatory factor analysis, which takes into account method effects. The method effects represent the distinction between positively and negatively worded items. Also, we studied gender based… CONTINUE READING