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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308260
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Validation of the CES-D scale in Black Single Mothers
Author(s):
Atkins, Rahshida L
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Tau
Author Details:
Rahshida L Atkins, MS, rahshida.atkins@rutgers.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Validation of the CES-D scale in Black Single Mothers

            The purpose of this study was to investigate the factor structure of the Center for

Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale in a community sample of Black single

mothers using exploratory factor analysis. This study also evaluated the construct validity of

the CES-D via correlations with anger scales, based on theoretical propositions.

The final sample consisted of 208 Black single mothers from the community aged of 18

 and 45 who met the inclusion-exclusion criteria. The participants responded to The Centers for

Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale and The Spielberger State-Trait Anger Expression

Inventory in various community settings.

            The data were analyzed using the SPSS computer program.  Principal component

analysis followed by orthogonal rotation was used to determine the factor structure. 

Initially the factors were allowed to emerge resulting in five factors with eigenvalues greater than

one.  This justified ordering factor solutions ranging from five to two.  The findings indicated

that a two-factor structure was the most interpretable.  Fifteen items loaded on Factor 1 and five

items loaded on Factor 2.  Tentative names were given to the factors, each of which had

acceptable coefficient alphas (>.80).  The construct validity of the CES-D scale in Black single

mothers was confirmed via statistically significant positive correlations with the anger scales. 

The pattern of correlations confirmed the two factor structure.

            Future studies should use confirmatory factor analysis for the CES-D with Black single

mothers.  Additional psychometric evidence for the CES-D for Black single mothers is

warranted.

Keywords:
depression; factor analysis; validity
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleValidation of the CES-D scale in Black Single Mothersen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAtkins, Rahshida Len_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Tauen_GB
dc.author.detailsRahshida L Atkins, MS, rahshida.atkins@rutgers.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308260-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Validation of the CES-D scale in Black Single Mothers</b><p>            The purpose of this study was to investigate the factor structure of the Center for <p>Epidemiologic Studies Depression (CES-D) scale in a community sample of Black single <p>mothers using exploratory factor analysis. This study also evaluated the construct validity of <p>the CES-D via correlations with anger scales, based on theoretical propositions. <p>The final sample consisted of 208 Black single mothers from the community aged of 18 <p> and 45 who met the inclusion-exclusion criteria. The participants responded to The Centers for <p>Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale and The Spielberger State-Trait Anger Expression <p>Inventory in various community settings. <p>            The data were analyzed using the SPSS computer program.  Principal component <p>analysis followed by orthogonal rotation was used to determine the factor structure.  <p>Initially the factors were allowed to emerge resulting in five factors with eigenvalues greater than <p>one.  This justified ordering factor solutions ranging from five to two.  The findings indicated <p>that a two-factor structure was the most interpretable.  Fifteen items loaded on Factor 1 and five <p>items loaded on Factor 2.  Tentative names were given to the factors, each of which had <p>acceptable coefficient alphas (>.80).  The construct validity of the CES-D scale in Black single <p>mothers was confirmed via statistically significant positive correlations with the anger scales.  <p>The pattern of correlations confirmed the two factor structure. <p>            Future studies should use confirmatory factor analysis for the CES-D with Black single <p>mothers.  Additional psychometric evidence for the CES-D for Black single mothers is <p>warranted.en_GB
dc.subjectdepressionen_GB
dc.subjectfactor analysisen_GB
dc.subjectvalidityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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