Factor structure of the chinese version of the general health questionnaire (GHQ‐30): A confirmatory factor analysis

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Abstract

The factor structure of responses to the Chinese version of the General Health Questionnaire (CGHQ‐30) in a sample of 2,150 Chinese secondary school students was examined using the LISREL approach to confirmatory factor analysis. The results showed that while a five‐factor model (Anxiety, Depression, Inadequate Coping, Social Dysfunctioning and Sleep Disturbances) was able to fit the data, a higher‐order factor model with five primary factors (Anxiety, Depression, Inadequate Coping, Social Dysfunctioning and Sleep Disturbances) and a second‐order factor (General Psychopathology) was found to be a more parsimonious model. The present findings are discussed with reference to the controversies that surround the dimensionality of the General Health Questionnaire.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-684
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume49
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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