Investigating the psychometric properties of the revised child anxiety and depression scale (RCADS) in a non-clinical sample of Irish adolescents

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dc.contributor.authorDonnelly, Alanna-
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Amanda-
dc.contributor.authorShevlin, Mark-
dc.contributor.authorDooley, Barbara A.-
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-09T09:36:12Z-
dc.date.available2019-04-09T09:36:12Z-
dc.date.copyright2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.en_US
dc.date.issued2018-02-15-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Mental Healthen_US
dc.identifier.issn0963-8237-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10197/9858-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The psychometric properties of the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale (RCADS) have been established cross-culturally, yet psychometric evidence is lacking for an English-speaking European population. Aim: This research sought to further cross-validate the measure in a non-clinical Irish adolescent sample, and to test for gender and age-based differential item functioning in depression and anxiety. Method: Participants were Irish second-level school students (N = 345; 164 male; 12–18 years, M =14.97, SD = 1.44). Confirmatory factor analysis for categorical data (confirmatory item factor analysis) and multiple-indicator multiple-cause (MIMIC) modelling to identify items displaying possible metric invariance were conducted. Results: A six-factor model fit the data well in both gender samples and both school cycles, as a proxy for age samples. Gender-based metric invariance for 5 of 47 items and age-based metric invariance for three items were identified. However, the magnitudes were small. Internal consistency and validity were also established. Conclusions: While, a number of items demonstrated minor metric invariance, there was no evidence that they influenced overall scores meaningfully. The RCADS can reasonably be used without adjustment in male and female, younger and older, adolescent samples. Findings have implications for the use of the RCADS in an English-speaking European population.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsThis is an electronic version of an article published in Donnelly, A., Shevlin, M., Dooley, B. Investigating the psychometric properties of the revised child anxiety and depression scale (RCADS) in a non-clinical sample of Irish adolescents. Journal of Mental Health [Online]. Journal of Mental Health is available online at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09638237.2018.1437604en_US
dc.subjectRCADSen_US
dc.subjectPsychometric propertiesen_US
dc.subjectCFAen_US
dc.subjectDifferential item functioningen_US
dc.subjectMIMIC modellingen_US
dc.subjectMeasurement invarianceen_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.subjectInternalising disordersen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the psychometric properties of the revised child anxiety and depression scale (RCADS) in a non-clinical sample of Irish adolescentsen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.internal.authorcontactotheramanda.fitzgerald@ucd.ieen_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
dc.identifier.endpage12en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09638237.2018.1437604-
dc.neeo.contributorDonnelly|Alanna|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorFitzgerald|Amanda|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorShevlin|Mark|aut|-
dc.neeo.contributorDooley|Barbara A.|aut|-
dc.internal.rmsid889132795-
dc.date.updated2018-02-21T15:50:57Z-
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