Factor Structure of the Beck Depression Inventory in a University Sample
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.
Helm, Herbert W. and Howard, Mark D., "Factor Structure of the Beck Depression Inventory in a University Sample" (2003). Faculty Publications. 2226.