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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)