Title

Measuring adolescent depression: The Adolescent Depression Scale

Date of this Version

1-1-2010

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

Citation only.

Taouk, M. & Bahr, M. (2010). Measuring adolescent depression: The adolescent depression scale. In R.E. Hicks (Ed.), Personality and individual differences: Current directions (pp. 258-268). Bowen Hills: Australian Academic Press.

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2010 HERDC submission. FoR Code: 170100

© Copyright Mona Taouk & Mark Bahr, 2010

ISBN

978-1-9215-1366-4

Abstract

A new brief instrument for the measurement of adolescent depression is described. The instrument is the product of a systematic review of the factors currently considered to be salient to the investigation of adolescent depression. From an initial set of pilot investigations a 90-item test bank was constructed covering six domains of adolescent depression. The resultant instrument was administered to 263 adolescents, late adolescents and young adults. Factor analysis and item analysis reduced the item pool to a 20-item four-factor measure of adolescent depression, which correlates well with existing measures of depression.

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