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Holden, Ronald R.; Marjanovic, Zdravko; Troister, Talia – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2019
Indiscriminate (i.e., carless, random, insufficient effort) responses, commonly believed to weaken effect sizes and produce Type II errors, can inflate effect sizes and potentially produce Type I errors where a supposedly significant result is actually artifactual. We demonstrate how indiscriminate responses can produce spuriously high…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Effect Size, Correlation, Undergraduate Students
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Renshaw, Tyler L.; Cook, Clayton R. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
The present studies report on the initial development and validation of the Youth Internalizing Problems Screener (YIPS), which is a 10-item self-report rating scale for assessing general internalizing problems and identifying depression and anxiety caseness within the context of school mental health screening. Results from Study 1 (N = 177)…
Descriptors: Scores, Screening Tests, Well Being, Mental Health
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Wu, Pei-Chen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2017
This study investigated the heterogeneity of depressive symptom trajectories and the roles of school-related factors in predicting the membership of different trajectories in a sample of early adolescents in Taiwan. In all, 870 junior high school students were followed for 3 years. Using growth mixture modeling, the study identified four distinct…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Predictor Variables
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Blasberg, Jonathan S.; Hewitt, Paul L.; Flett, Gordon L.; Sherry, Simon B.; Chen, Chang – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
In the current research, we illustrate the impact that item wording has on the content of personality scales and how differences in item wording influence empirical results. We present evidence indicating that items in certain scales used to measure "adaptive" perfectionism fail to capture the disabling all-or-nothing approach that is…
Descriptors: Item Analysis, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Psychometrics
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Wu, Pei-Chen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
In a six-wave longitudinal study with two cohorts (660 adolescents and 630 young adults), this study investigated the longitudinal stability of the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) using the Trait-State-Occasion (TSO) model. The results revealed that the full TSO model was the best fitting representation of the depression measured by the…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Depression (Psychology), Longitudinal Studies, Scores
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Deblinger, Esther; Runyon, Melissa K.; Steer, Robert A. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
To determine whether children and adolescents (7-17 years old) who had experienced physical, sexual, or both types of abuse reflected distinct profiles of personal resiliency, we administered the "Resiliency Scales for Children and Adolescents" (RSCA) to 250 youth. We performed cluster analyses with T scores for the RSCA Self-Mastery,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Violence
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Hill, Benjamin D.; Musso, Mandi; Jones, Glenn N.; Pella, Russell D.; Gouvier, Wm. Drew – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2013
A psychometric evaluation on the measurement of self-report anxiety and depression using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI-II), State Trait Anxiety Inventory, Form-Y (STAI-Y), and the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) was performed using a sample of 534 generally young adults seeking psychoeducational evaluation at a university-based clinic.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Depression (Psychology), Measures (Individuals), Measurement Techniques
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Wu, Pei-Chen – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2010
This study examined measurement invariance (i.e., configural invariance, metric invariance, scalar invariance) of the Chinese version of Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II-C) across college males and females and compared gender differences on depression at the latent factor mean level. Two samples composed of 402 male college students and 595…
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Negative Attitudes, Construct Validity