Evaluating the Differential Item Functioning of the Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale Chinese Version (C-BADS) with Factorial Invariance Procedures Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Chen, Yun
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • The current study aims to exam the psychometric property of the Chinese Behavioral Activation for Depression Scale (C-BADS) in order to correctly assess behavioral activation related construct in China and Taiwan. A total of 752 college students were recruited from China, Taiwan, and the United States. Factorial invariance based differential item functioning (DIF) testing and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) were used to study the psychometric property of C-BADS. Results show that the majority of BADS items show differences in functioning across culture, with items in the activation factor shows the least magnitude of DIF. In addition, a modified factor model proposed by the original author fit well with our data. Findings from the current study provided important information regarding the use of C-BADS in China and Taiwan, as well as the necessary changes required to introduce BA into Chinese culture. Reasons contributing to the DIF were also explored.
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  • Thissen, David
  • Daughters, Stacey
  • Youngstrom, Eric
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017

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