Shevlin, M and Adamson, Gary (2005) Alternative factor models and factorial invariance of the GHQ-12: A large sample analysis using confirmatory factor analysis. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT, 17 (2). pp. 231-236. [Journal article]
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This study tested alternative factor models of the General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12), based on previous research findings, with a large sample using confirmatory factor analysis. An alternative models framework was used to test 6 factor analytic models. A 3-factor model was the best explanation of the sample data. The 3 factors were labeled Anxiety-Depression, Social Dysfunction, and Loss of Confidence. The model was found to be factorially invariant between men and women. The utility of the 3 subscales, as opposed to the total GHQ-12 score, is questioned as they appear to provide little information beyond that of a general factor.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Psychology Research Institute|
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
|Deposited By:||Mrs Fiona Harkin|
|Deposited On:||23 Dec 2009 09:09|
|Last Modified:||12 Mar 2012 16:43|
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