Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)

The Latent Structure of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) Among Older Adults in China

Authors
To-Han Chang1, Fang Hua Jhang2, *
1Department of History, Minjiang University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China
2Department of Law and Social Work, Minjiang University, Fuzhou, Fujian 350108, China
*Corresponding author. Email: doubleclectic@yahoo.com.tw
Corresponding Author
Fang Hua Jhang
Available Online 23 November 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.046How to use a DOI?
Keywords
CES-D; China; measurement properties; older adults
Abstract

Little attention is paid to the factorial structure of (the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, CES-D) among Chinese older adults. This study examined the latent structure of the short-form and full scale CES-D in older adults in China. A sample of 3770 older adults aged over 65 was derived from two waves of China Family Panel Studies. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was employed to analyze the psychometric properties of the CES-D. The results of CFA showed that the four-factor model for the full scale and the three-factor model for the short-form scale demonstrated superior fit to other models. Thus, our findings provide evidence of acceptable measurement properties of the CES-D in Chinese older adults.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Social Science and Higher Education (ICSSHE 2021)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
23 November 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-464-3
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211122.046How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

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