Factor structure and psychometric properties of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 in women: a MACS approach to testing for invariance across racial/ethnic groups.


:This study used data from 3 sites to examine the invariance and psychometric characteristics of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 across Black, Hispanic, and White mothers of 5th graders (N = 4,711; M = 38.07 years of age, SD = 7.16). Internal consistencies were satisfactory for all subscale scores of the instrument regardless of ethnic group membership. Mean and covariance structures analysis indicated that the hypothesized 3-factor structure of the instrument was not robust across ethnic groups. It provided a reasonable approximation to the data for Black and White women but not for Hispanic women. Tests for differential item functioning (DIF) were therefore conducted for only Black and White women. Analyses revealed no more than trivial instances of nonuniform DIF but more substantial evidence of uniform DIF for 3 of the 18 items. After having established partial strong factorial invariance of the instrument, latent factor means were found to be significantly higher for Black than for White women on all 3 subscales (somatization, depression, anxiety). In conclusion, the instrument may be used for mean comparisons between Black and White women.


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  • Latent difference score modeling: A flexible approach for studying informant discrepancies.

    abstract::The current study proposes a flexible approach to studying informant discrepancies: Latent Difference Scores modeling (LDS). The LDS approach is demonstrated using an empirical example in which associations between mother-adolescent and father-adolescent discrepant parenting perceptions, and concurrent and later adole...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: de Haan A,Prinzie P,Sentse M,Jongerling J

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • Validity of three measures of communication for predicting relationship adjustment and stability among a sample of young couples.

    abstract::The goal of this study was to examine whether data from 3 different measures of communication (i.e., self-report, quasi-observational, and observational) can predict relationship adjustment and stability 1 year later when used conjointly in a sample of 62 young couples. The 3 measures of communication were the Communi...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guay S,Boisvert JM,Freeston MH

    更新日期:2003-09-01 00:00:00

  • Development and validation of the Facial Expression Recognition Test (FERT).

    abstract::Detecting the emotional state of others from facial expressions is a key ability in emotional competence and several instruments have been developed to assess it. Typical emotion recognition tests are assumed to be unidimensional, use pictures or videos of emotional portrayals as stimuli, and ask the participant which...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Passarelli M,Masini M,Bracco F,Petrosino M,Chiorri C

    更新日期:2018-11-01 00:00:00

  • The Child PTSD Symptom Scale: psychometric properties in female adolescent sexual assault survivors.

    abstract::Traumatic experiences are common among youths and can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In order to identify traumatized children who need PTSD treatment, instruments that can accurately and efficiently evaluate pediatric PTSD are needed. One such measure is the Child PTSD Symptom Scale (CPSS), which has b...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gillihan SJ,Aderka IM,Conklin PH,Capaldi S,Foa EB

    更新日期:2013-03-01 00:00:00

  • Analogue observational methods in the assessment of social functioning in adults.

    abstract::This article provides a clinically oriented overview of analogue observational methods used in the assessment of problematic social functioning, specifically skill deficits and social anxiety. This article emphasizes role-play assessment methods, the predominant method used in clinical settings. An examination of the ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Norton PJ,Hope DA

    更新日期:2001-03-01 00:00:00

  • On the validity of self-report assessment of cognitive abilities: Attentional control scale associations with cognitive performance, emotional adjustment, and personality.

    abstract::Individual differences in attentional control involve the ability to voluntarily direct, shift, and sustain attention. In studies of the role of attentional control in emotional adjustment, social relationships, and vulnerability to the effects of stress, self-report questionnaires are commonly used to measure this co...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Williams PG,Rau HK,Suchy Y,Thorgusen SR,Smith TW

    更新日期:2017-05-01 00:00:00

  • A self-report measure for the ICD-11 dimensional trait model proposal: The personality inventory for ICD-11.

    abstract::Proposed for the 11th edition of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is a dimensional trait model for the classification of personality disorder (Tyrer, Reed, & Crawford, 2015). The ICD-11 proposal consists of 5 broad domains: negative affective, detachment, dissocial, dis...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Oltmanns JR,Widiger TA

    更新日期:2018-02-01 00:00:00

  • The ADHD Symptom Infrequency Scale (ASIS): A novel measure designed to detect adult ADHD simulators.

    abstract::The current project outlines the development of the Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptom Infrequency Scale (ASIS), a stand-alone measure designed to identify individuals feigning or exaggerating symptoms to receive a diagnosis of ADHD. Over the course of 3 studies, valid data was collected from 402 ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Courrégé SC,Skeel RL,Feder AH,Boress KS

    更新日期:2019-07-01 00:00:00

  • Operating characteristics of the PTSD checklist in a military primary care setting.

    abstract::The Department of Defense (DoD) is implementing universal behavioral health screening for all DoD health-care beneficiaries presenting to military primary care clinics. The PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C; Weathers, Litz, Herman, Huska, & Keane, 1993) is used for the identification of posttraumatic stress disor...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gore KL,McCutchan PK,Prins A,Freed MC,Liu X,Weil JM,Engel CC

    更新日期:2013-09-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of validity screening items on adolescent survey data.

    abstract::In 2 studies, we examined the use of validity screening items in adolescent survey data. In each study, adolescent respondents were asked whether they were telling the truth and paying attention in answering survey questions. In Study 1 (N = 7,801), the prevalence rates of student risk behaviors were significantly low...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cornell D,Klein J,Konold T,Huang F

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • Field reliability influences field validity: Risk assessments of individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity.

    abstract::Individuals acquitted as not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) are usually committed to psychiatric hospitals for treatment until they are considered suitable for conditional release back to the community. The clinical evaluations that inform conditional release decisions have rarely been studied but provide an idea...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gowensmith WN,Murrie DC,Boccaccini MT,McNichols BJ

    更新日期:2017-06-01 00:00:00

  • A transportable assessment protocol for prescribing youth psychosocial treatments in real-world settings: reducing assessment burden via self-report scales.

    abstract::Current evidence-based assessment methods, such as structured interviews and lengthy assessment batteries, often require hours to administer, score, and interpret and thus are infrequently used in real-world practice. As evidence-based assessment tools are developed for implementation in real-world youth mental health...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ebesutani C,Bernstein A,Chorpita BF,Weisz JR

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • Self-monitoring effects of ecological momentary assessment on smokers' perceived risk and worry.

    abstract::Using ecological momentary assessment (EMA), we sought to determine whether differences in reporting would exist for smokers who self-monitored their smoking-related negative thoughts five times daily in comparison to a non-EMA control group. One hundred seventeen smokers were randomly assigned to two conditions. Eigh...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Magnan RE,Köblitz AR,McCaul KD,Dillard AJ

    更新日期:2013-06-01 00:00:00

  • Development and public release of the Penn Reading Assessment Computerized Adaptive Test (PRA-CAT) for premorbid IQ.

    abstract::An important component of neuropsychological testing is assessment of premorbid intelligence to estimate a patient's ability independent of neurological impairment. A common test of premorbid IQ-namely, the Reading section of the Wide Range Achievement Test (WRAT)-has been shown to have high measurement error in the h...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yudien MA,Moore TM,Port AM,Ruparel K,Gur RE,Gur RC

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

  • Sluggish cognitive tempo in adults: Psychometric validation of the Adult Concentration Inventory.

    abstract::[Correction Notice: An Erratum for this article was reported in Vol 30(3) of Psychological Assessment (see record 2017-30273-001). In the article, the Table 1 item content was incorrectly ordered. The table, as well as text referencing Table 1 in the Results and Discussion, have been corrected in all versions of this ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Becker SP,Burns GL,Garner AA,Jarrett MA,Luebbe AM,Epstein JN,Willcutt EG

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

  • Consensual lay profiles of narcissism and their connection to the Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory.

    abstract::Although there is evidence that experts agree on the traits that characterize narcissism, this agreement may be due, in part, to the influence of the operationalizations based on the American Psychiatric Association's series of Diagnostic and Statistical Manuals of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association [A...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Miller JD,Lynam DR,Siedor L,Crowe M,Campbell WK

    更新日期:2018-01-01 00:00:00

  • Two-dimensional Machiavellianism: Conceptualization, theory, and measurement of the views and tactics dimensions.

    abstract::For over 45 years, research investigating Machiavellianism has largely used the same unidimensional approach, even though empirical research demonstrates that Machiavellianism is comprised of 2 robust dimensions: views and tactics. This article elaborates on the theory and conceptualization behind the 2 dimensions. It...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Monaghan C,Bizumic B,Williams T,Sellbom M

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • Psychometric properties of the Hawaiian Culture Scale--Adolescent Version.

    abstract::This article reports on the psychometric properties of a newly constructed Hawaiian Culture Scale--Adolescent Version. A total of 2,272 Native Hawaiian and 1,170 non-Hawaiian adolescents were administered this 50-item inventory that measures the source of learning the Hawaiian way of life, how much Hawaiian beliefs ar...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hishinuma ES,Andrade NN,Johnson RC,McArdle JJ,Miyamoto RH,Nahulu LB,Makini GK Jr,Yuen NY,Nishimura ST,McDermott JF Jr,Waldron JA,Luke KN,Yates A

    更新日期:2000-06-01 00:00:00

  • Reliability and validity of the Danish version of the Schema Mode Inventory (SMI).

    abstract::Schema modes are conceptualized as different parts of oneself, related to specific emotions, cognitions, and behaviors. They are a central concept in schema therapy for personality pathology and other chronic psychiatric disorders. Prior research confirms the factorial validity of the Schema Mode Inventory (SMI), an i...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Reiss N,Krampen D,Christoffersen P,Bach B

    更新日期:2016-03-01 00:00:00

  • The Internet Gaming Disorder Scale.

    abstract::Recently, the American Psychiatric Association included Internet gaming disorder (IGD) in the appendix of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The main aim of the current study was to test the reliability and validity of 4 survey instruments to measure IGD on the basis ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lemmens JS,Valkenburg PM,Gentile DA

    更新日期:2015-06-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::To assess the psychometric properties and construct validity of the Italian translation of the Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM) in adolescents, we administered the inventory to 3 independent samples of Italian high school students (Ns = 609, 618, and 1,142). Cronbach's alpha values greater than .80 were observed ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Somma A,Borroni S,Drislane LE,Fossati A

    更新日期:2016-04-01 00:00:00

  • Psychometric properties of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale 10 among low-income, African American men.

    abstract::The Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale 10 (CD-RISC 10; Campbell-Sills & Stein, 2007) is a self-report measure of resilience that has been found to provide reliable and valid scores among U.S. and international samples, although its psychometric properties have not been validated among African Americans. This study used ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Coates EE,Phares V,Dedrick RF

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::The autonomy preference index scale (API) has been designed to measure patient preference for 2 dimensions of autonomy: Their desire to take part in making medical decisions (decision making, [DM]) and their desire to be informed about their illness and the treatment (information seeking; [IS]). The DM dimension is me...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Morandi S,Golay P,Vazquez-Montes M,Rugkåsa J,Molodynski A,Yeeles K,Burns T

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • Determination of emotional endophenotypes: a validation of the Affective Neuroscience Personality Scales and further perspectives.

    abstract::The study of endophenotypes, notably with configured self-reports, represents a promising research pathway to overcome the limits of a syndromal approach of psychiatric diseases. The Affective Neuroscience Personality Scales (ANPS) is a self-report questionnaire, based on neuroethological considerations, that could he...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Pingault JB,Pouga L,Grèzes J,Berthoz S

    更新日期:2012-06-01 00:00:00

  • Factor analysis of the Achievement of Therapeutic Objectives Scale (ATOS) in short-term dynamic psychotherapy and cognitive therapy.

    abstract::This study examined the factor structure of the Achievement of Therapeutic Objectives Scale (ATOS; McCullough, Larsen, et al., 2003) in short-term dynamic psychotherapy (STDP) and cognitive therapy (CT). The ATOS is a process scale that has shown promise as a measure of patients' achievements of treatment objectives i...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ryum T,Støre-Valen J,Svartberg M,Stiles TC,McCullough L

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • Text mining a self-report back-translation.

    abstract::There are several recommendations about the routine to undertake when back translating self-report instruments in cross-cultural research. However, text mining methods have been generally ignored within this field. This work describes a text mining innovative application useful to adapt a personality questionnaire to ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Blanch A,Aluja A

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Psychopathic traits and externalizing behaviors: a comparison of self- and informant reports in the statistical prediction of externalizing behaviors.

    abstract::It has long been assumed that features associated with psychopathy, such as a lack of insight and deceitfulness, may compromise the utility of self-report measures, particularly for understanding the relations between these traits and important outcomes (e.g., offending). Unfortunately, little research has explicitly ...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Jones S,Miller JD

    更新日期:2012-03-01 00:00:00

  • Illuminating the theoretical components of alexithymia using bifactor modeling and network analysis.

    abstract::Alexithymia is a multifaceted personality construct that reflects deficits in affect awareness (difficulty identifying feelings, DIF; difficulty describing feelings, DDF) and operative thinking (externally oriented thinking, EOT; restricted imaginal processes, IMP), and is associated with several common psychiatric di...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Watters CA,Taylor GJ,Bagby RM

    更新日期:2016-06-01 00:00:00

  • Rasch analysis of the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 with African American and White students.

    abstract::Although the United States offers some of the most advanced psychological services in the world, not everyone in the country shares these services equally, resulting in health disparities. Health disparities persist when assessments do not appropriately measure different populations' mental health problems. To address...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chao RC,Green K,Dugar K,Paiko L,Zhao J,Li PF

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • On the value of homogeneous constructs for construct validation, theory testing, and the description of psychopathology.

    abstract::The authors argue for a significant shift in how clinical psychology researchers conduct construct validation and theory validation tests. They argue that sound theory and validation tests can best be conducted on measures of unidimensional or homogeneous constructs. Hierarchical organizations of such constructs are u...

    journal_title:Psychological assessment

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Smith GT,McCarthy DM,Zapolski TC

    更新日期:2009-09-01 00:00:00