Journal article

Measuring psychological distress among Australians using an online survey

Jack W Klein, Garrett Tyler-Parker, Brock Bastian

Australian Journal of Psychology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: To compare estimated levels of psychological distress in the Australian population as measured by online versus face-to-face survey methodologies. Method: Kessler Psychological Distress Scale scores from a nationally representative online survey of 955 Australians were compared to results from the 2014–2015 and 2017–2018 National Healthy Surveys, which were conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Results: Australians in the online survey reported levels of psychological distress that were significantly higher than those that completed the face-to-face National Health Surveys. This difference was greatest among respondents aged 18 to 34 years. Conclusions: These results c..

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