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Article: The reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the dysfunctional attitudes scale form a (DAS-A) in a community sample

TitleThe reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the dysfunctional attitudes scale form a (DAS-A) in a community sample
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Issue Date2008
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International Journal Of Psychiatry In Medicine, 2008, v. 38 n. 2, p. 141-152 How to Cite?
AbstractObjective: This study investigated the reliability and validity of the DAS-A in a sample of 308 Chinese adults in Hong Kong. Method: The reliability of the DAS-A and its relevant sub-scales was measured using internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) and Guttman split-half reliability. Principal components analysis was performed to assess construct validity. Discriminant validity of the DAS-A was performed by examining whether the DAS-A could discriminate between the depressed and the non-depressed subjects in this study. Results: The split-half reliability of the DAS-A was found to be r = 0.87; Cronbach's alpha was 0.945; and item-total correlations ranged between 0.36 and 0.75. Factor analysis revealed three factors that were similar to those that were found in other studies: Performance Evaluation, Need for Approval, and Anaclitic Self-Esteem. Discriminant validity suggested that the DAS-A discriminated successfully between the non-depressed and the depressed groups. Nevertheless, some differences were noticed in the relative strength of the factors and in the distribution of the scale items into the three factors. Conclusion: It was hoped that with this type of cross-cultural information, the universality of the constructs of the DAS-A could be reliably demonstrated. © 2008, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172211
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.439
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dc.contributor.authorKin, SCen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, Yen_US
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dc.date.issued2008en_US
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dc.description.abstractObjective: This study investigated the reliability and validity of the DAS-A in a sample of 308 Chinese adults in Hong Kong. Method: The reliability of the DAS-A and its relevant sub-scales was measured using internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) and Guttman split-half reliability. Principal components analysis was performed to assess construct validity. Discriminant validity of the DAS-A was performed by examining whether the DAS-A could discriminate between the depressed and the non-depressed subjects in this study. Results: The split-half reliability of the DAS-A was found to be r = 0.87; Cronbach's alpha was 0.945; and item-total correlations ranged between 0.36 and 0.75. Factor analysis revealed three factors that were similar to those that were found in other studies: Performance Evaluation, Need for Approval, and Anaclitic Self-Esteem. Discriminant validity suggested that the DAS-A discriminated successfully between the non-depressed and the depressed groups. Nevertheless, some differences were noticed in the relative strength of the factors and in the distribution of the scale items into the three factors. Conclusion: It was hoped that with this type of cross-cultural information, the universality of the constructs of the DAS-A could be reliably demonstrated. © 2008, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAttitudeen_US
dc.subject.meshCognitive Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Cultural Comparisonen_US
dc.subject.meshDepressive Disorder - Diagnosis - Ethnology - Psychology - Therapyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
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dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshPersonality Inventory - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshPsychometrics - Statistics & Numerical Dataen_US
dc.subject.meshReproducibility Of Resultsen_US
dc.subject.meshTranslatingen_US
dc.titleThe reliability and validity of the Chinese version of the dysfunctional attitudes scale form a (DAS-A) in a community sampleen_US
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