Depression in children and adolescents: a comparative analysis of the utility and construct validity of two assessment measures
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Child; Depressive Disorder; Female; Humans; Male; *Personality Inventory; Psychometrics; Reference Values
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology
The utility and construct validity of the Children's Depression Inventory and the youth version of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale were examined. No significant grade, sex or race effects were obtained for either measure. Examination of convergent and discriminate validity for these measures revealed high correspondence with self-report measures of related constructs. Children's self-reports corresponded poorly with ratings by teachers or parents. Finally, the utility of recommended cutoff scores for identifying extreme groups of depressed children and adolescents was evaluated. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Doerfler, Leonard A.; Felner, Robert D.; Rowlison, Richard T.; Raley, Patricia A.; and Evans, Elizabeth, "Depression in children and adolescents: a comparative analysis of the utility and construct validity of two assessment measures" (1988). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 592.