Original scientific paper
The Relationship between Depression Indicators Measured by The Beck Depression Inventory-II and The Depression Scale D-92
S. S. Kranjčević Industrial-Crafts High School, Vinkovci
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb
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BDI-II is a self-report instrument for measuring the severity of depression. In this study we examined construct validity of the BDI-II in a sample of highschool adolescents. BDI-II and Depression Scale D-92 were administered to 78 male and 131 female adolescents whose ages ranged from 16 to 20 years old. To ascertain the construct validity of the BDI-II we conducted factor analysis and correlated BDI-II and D-92 scores. Using principal axis factor analysis we found two dimensions of self-reported depression. First factor represented cognitive-affective and second somatic dimension. The positive relationship between the BDI-II and D-92 scores (r = 0,74; p < 0,01) supports convergent validity of the BDI-II in this sample of adolescents.
Beck Depression Inventory-II, Depression Scale D-92, construct validity, adolescents