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J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2009 Nov;38(6):781-9. doi: 10.1080/15374410903259007.

The dysfunctional attitudes scale: psychometric properties in depressed adolescents.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 53719-1176, USA. grogers@wisc.edu

Abstract

The psychometric properties and factor structure of the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale were examined in a sample of 422 male and female adolescents (ages 12-17) with current major depressive disorder. The scale demonstrated high internal consistency (alpha = .93) and correlated significantly with self-report and interview-based measures of depression. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that a correlated 2-factor model, with scales corresponding to perfectionism and need for social approval, provided a satisfactory fit to the data. The goodness-of-fit was equivalent across sexes and age groups. The findings support the use of the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale and its subscales in the assessment of clinically depressed adolescents.

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