Journal article

Re-evaluation of the Latent Structure of Common Childhood Disorders: Is There a General Psychopathology Factor (P-Factor)?

Raspson Gomez, Vasileios Stavropoulos, Alasdair Vance, Mark D Griffiths

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction | Springer | Published : 2019

Abstract

In the field of psychopathology, there is high comorbidity between different disorders. Traditionally, support for two broad correlated dimensions of internalizing and externalizing symptoms has consistently emerged for children and adolescents. To date, oblique 2 and 3 first-order factor models (factors for externalizing and internalizing, and fear, distress, and externalizing) and bi-factor models with the corresponding two and three group factors have been suggested for common internalizing and eternalizing child and adolescent disorders. The present study used confirmatory factor analyses to examine the relative support for these models in adolescents (≥ 12 to 18 years; N = 866) and chil..

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