Journal article

PSYCHOPATHOLOGICAL DEPRESSION SUPERFACTORS MEASURED IN THE CLINICAL ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE

GJ BOYLE

PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1987

Abstract

In the area of psychometric measurement of depression, the most comprehensive multidimensional instrument is the Clinical Analysis Questionnaire (CAQ). This self-report inventory is purported to measure some 28 normal and abnormal personality source traits. In particular, seven separate depression primaries are claimed to have a measurement basis in the CAQ. Clearly, despite the apparent comprehensiveness of the instrument, there are too many primary factors in the CAQ for practical use in many contexts. In order to simplify interpretation of CAQ scores, it seems desirable to utilise a smaller number of more reliable superfactors wherever possible. The present investigation explores this iss..

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