Psychometric Properties of the General Anxiety Disorders-7 Scale Using Categorical Data Methods: A Study in a Sample of University Attending Ethiopian Young Adults

Manzar M. D. , Alghadir A., Anwer S., Alqahtani M., Salahuddin M., Addo H. A. , ...More

NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISEASE AND TREATMENT, vol.17, pp.893-903, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/ndt.s295912
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE, Psycinfo, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.893-903
  • Keywords: anxiety, Africa, stress, McDonald's omega, factor analysis, PERCEIVED STRESS SCALE, GAD-7, RELIABILITY, ADAPTATION, VALIDATION, VALIDITY, SPANISH, SCORE


Background: Few studies have investigated the psychometric validation of the General Anxiety Disorders-7 Scale (GAD-7) using appropriate data assumptions. This study examined the reliability, factorial validity, divergent validity, and item analysis of the GAD-7 using categorical data methods in a sample of Ethiopian young adults.