Psychometric Properties of The Goldberg Anxiety and Depression Scale (GADS) In Ecuadorian Population
Geovanny Genaro Reivan-Ortiz
Universidad Católica de Cuenca, Ecuador. Universidad de Palermo, Argentina.
Gisela Pineda-Garcia
Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, México.
Bello Darío León Parias
Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.
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Keywords

Anxiety
Depression
Psychometric Analysis
Reliability
Validity

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Reivan-Ortiz, G., Pineda-Garcia, G., & León Parias, B. (2019). Psychometric Properties of The Goldberg Anxiety and Depression Scale (GADS) In Ecuadorian Population. International Journal of Psychological Research, 12(1), 41-48. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.3745
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Abstract

The objective of the present study was to analyze the psychometric properties of validity and reliability of the Goldberg Anxiety and Depression Scale (GADS) in Ecuadorian university students, since a cultural validation of the instrument has not been found in Ecuador. The study population consisted of a non-probabilistic sample of 600 participants (59.6% women and 40.4% men, M = 21 years, SD = 2.82). The factorial structure was examined with the method of extraction by Parallel Analysis of unweighted least squares (ULS) and of prominent rotation. In both, internal consistency was evaluated by Cronbach’s alpha coefficients and composite reliability. Like the original version, both subscales have a factorial structure of one dimension and are considered good in terms of reliability, which concludes that the scale meets the criteria of validity and reliability in Ecuador.

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