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|Título:||A multi-group confirmatory factor analysis of the revised children's anxiety and depression scale (RCADS) in Spain, Chile and Sweden|
|Fecha de publicación:||10-may-2022|
|Cita bibliográfica:||Journal of Affective Disorders nº310 pág.: 228-234|
|Resumen:||Background: There is a need for a measure that can be used across countries and cultures to advance cross-cultural research about internalizing mental health symptoms in children and adolescents. The Revised Children’s Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) is a potential candidate, but no study has examined whether its scales are measured similarly in youth populations from different countries. Methods: In this study, we use confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and multi-group CFA to examine the crosscultural properties of a short and free to use 30-item version of RCADS that assesses social, generalized, panic, and separation anxiety alongside depression and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. We tested the factor structure of RCADS in children and adolescents from Chile, Spain, and Sweden, recruited using different research designs (i.e., school-based studies and an anonymous web survey), and whether the factor structure showed measurement invariance across the three countries. Results: The proposed factor structure of RCADS showed good model/data fit in all three countries and was superior to a unidimensional model in which correlations among scale items were explained by a single broad internalizing factor. Each RCADS subscale showed adequate to excellent internal consistency in all three countries and multi-group CFA supported scalar invariance across the three countries. Limitations: No clinical sample was included. Conclusions: This study provides an important first step in supporting the use of RCADS in cross-cultural research on depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in children and adolescents, but more work on validity aspects of the scale across cultures is needed.|
|Autor/es principal/es:||Cervin, M.|
Veas Iniesta, A.
Piqueras Rodriguez, J. A.
Martínez-gonzález, A. E.
|Tipo de documento:||info:eu-repo/semantics/article|
|Número páginas / Extensión:||7|
Atribución 4.0 Internacional
|Descripción:||© 2022 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.05.031|
|Aparece en las colecciones:||Artículos: Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación|
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