Title

Factor Structure of the Beck Depression Inventory in a University Sample

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Abstract

Factor analysis was performed on the Beck Depression Inventory with a university sample to examine its potential multidimensionality. A principal components analysis with an oblimin and varimax rotation produced a two-factor solution. These factors were labeled Cognitive-Affective and Physiological and accounted for approximately 39% of the common variance. This finding is consistent with multidimensionality of the inventory and with a similar study of college students. The commonalities of the two studies suggest the reliability (internal consistency) of the Cognitive-Affective and Physiological constructs among "minimally" depressed university samples.

Journal Title

Psychological Reports

Volume

92

Issue

1

First Page

53

Last Page

61

DOI

10.2466/pr0.2003.92.1.53

First Department

Behavioral Sciences

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