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Title: Dimensional structure of the Brief Symptom Inventory with Spanish College students.
Author: Pereda Beltran, Noemí
Forns, Maria, 1946-
Peró, Maribel
Keywords: Símptomes
Estudiants universitaris
College students
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Facultad de Psicología de la Universidad de Oviedo y el Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos del Principado de Asturias
Abstract: The Brief Symptom Inventory is designed to assess symptoms of psychological disorders in adolescents and adults. The dimensional structure of the inventory, using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, was examined with a cross-sectional design in a Spanish sample of college students (N = 1,033, aged between 18 and 30 years old). Two hypotheses were tested: the original distribution of the items in nine factors, and the unidimensionality of the inventory. According to the results, a nine-factor structure seemed to be confirmed, although the strong intercorrelations found among the subscales indicated that these were measuring closely related constructs. The importance of cultural influences when assessing psychological symptoms and the need to develop national and sex norms for instruments that assess psychopathology, are also discussed.
It is part of: Psicothema, 2007, vol. 19, num. 4, p. 634-639
ISSN: 0214-9915
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Clínica i Psicobiologia)
Articles publicats en revistes (Psicologia Social i Psicologia Quantitativa)

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