Cross-Cultural Validation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II Across US and Turkish Samples


Canel-Cinarbas D. , Cui Y., Lauridsen E.

MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.44, no.2, pp.77-91, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0748175611400289
  • Title of Journal : MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-91
  • Keywords: Beck Depression Inventory, clinical assessment, factorial invariance, confirmatory factor analysis, culture, diversity issues, PSYCHOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS, FIT INDEXES, HEALTH, SOMATIZATION, INVARIANCE, SCALE

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to test the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) for factorial invariance across Turkish and U.S. college student samples. The results indicated that (a) a two-factor model has an adequate fit for both samples, thus providing evidence of configural invariance, and (b) there is a metric invariance but no sufficient evidence of scalar invariance across the two groups of students. Testing for differential item functioning (DIF) was also conducted to further investigate the measurement variance of the BDI-II at the item level. Large DIF values were found for 12 items of the BDI-II.