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dc.contributor.authorMewton, Louiseen
dc.contributor.authorKessler, Ronald Cen
dc.contributor.authorSlade, Timen
dc.contributor.authorHobbs, Megan Jen
dc.contributor.authorBrownhill, Louiseen
dc.contributor.authorBirrell, Louiseen
dc.contributor.authorTonks, Zoeen
dc.contributor.authorTeesson, Mareeen
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Nicolaen
dc.contributor.authorChapman, Cathen
dc.contributor.authorAllsop, Steveen
dc.contributor.authorHides, Leanneen
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Nyandaen
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Gavinen
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-22T05:11:49Z-
dc.date.available2020-05-22T05:11:49Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-
dc.identifier.citationPsychological Assessment, 28(10), p. 1232-1242en
dc.identifier.issn1939-134Xen
dc.identifier.issn1040-3590en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/28754-
dc.description.abstractThe 6-item Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6; Kessler et al., 2002) is a screener for psychological distress that has robust psychometric properties among adults. Given that a significant proportion of adolescents experience mental illness, there is a need for measures that accurately and reliably screen for mental disorders in this age group. This study examined the psychometric properties of the K6 in a large general population sample of adolescents (N = 4,434; mean age = 13.5 years; 44.6% male). Factor analyses were conducted to examine the dimensionality of the K6 in adolescents and to investigate sex-based measurement invariance. This study also evaluated the K6 as a predictor of scores on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ; Goodman, 1997). The K6 demonstrated high levels of internal consistency, with the 6 items loading primarily on 1 factor. Consistent with previous research, females reported higher mean levels of psychological distress when compared with males. The identification of sex-based measurement noninvariance in the item thresholds indicated that these mean differences most likely represented reporting bias in the K6 items rather than true differences in the underlying psychological distress construct. The K6 was a fair to good predictor of abnormal scores on the SDQ, but predictive utility was relatively low among males. Future research needs to focus on refining and augmenting the K6 scale to maximize its utility in adolescents.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen
dc.relation.ispartofPsychological Assessmenten
dc.titleThe Psychometric Properties of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6) in a General Population Sample of Adolescentsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/pas0000239en
dc.identifier.pmid26619095en
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local.contributor.firstnameRonald Cen
local.contributor.firstnameTimen
local.contributor.firstnameMegan Jen
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local.contributor.firstnameSteveen
local.contributor.firstnameLeanneen
local.contributor.firstnameNyandaen
local.contributor.firstnameGavinen
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local.subject.for2008110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)en
local.subject.for2008111714 Mental Healthen
local.subject.for2008170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessmenten
local.subject.seo2008920410 Mental Healthen
local.subject.seo2008920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)en
local.subject.seo2008920501 Child Healthen
local.profile.schoolNew England Institute of Healthcare Research, Faculty of Medicine and Healthen
local.profile.emailmegan.hobbs@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
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local.format.startpage1232en
local.format.endpage1242en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume28en
local.identifier.issue10en
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local.date.onlineversion2015-11-30-
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local.title.maintitleThe Psychometric Properties of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6) in a General Population Sample of Adolescentsen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.grantdescriptionNHMRC/1047291en
local.search.authorMewton, Louiseen
local.search.authorKessler, Ronald Cen
local.search.authorSlade, Timen
local.search.authorHobbs, Megan Jen
local.search.authorBrownhill, Louiseen
local.search.authorBirrell, Louiseen
local.search.authorTonks, Zoeen
local.search.authorTeesson, Mareeen
local.search.authorNewton, Nicolaen
local.search.authorChapman, Cathen
local.search.authorAllsop, Steveen
local.search.authorHides, Leanneen
local.search.authorMcBride, Nyandaen
local.search.authorAndrews, Gavinen
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local.year.available2015en
local.year.published2016en
local.fileurl.closedpublishedhttps://rune.une.edu.au/web/retrieve/e709be6c-bae0-44ec-852f-1dd49b68cf80en
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