The Italian version of the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire: psychometric properties and validation in students, community, and clinical groups

Submitted: July 1, 2016
Accepted: March 4, 2017
Published: April 13, 2017
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The current study evaluated the psychometric properties of the Italian validation of the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire (DEQ), conceived as a measure of self-criticism and dependency, i.e. two personality factors acting, according to Blatt (2004), as risk factors for depression in particular and psychopathology in general. A series of standardized measures [Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), DEQ, Symptom Checklist-90-R (SCL-90-R), Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, 3rd edition (MCMI-III)] was administered to three samples (i.e., students, community and clinical). Factorial validity was evaluated along with convergent and predictive validity. In order to evaluate the reliability and internal consistency, a specific subgroup of participants was retested on the DEQ and BDI-II. Results showed correlations between DEQ dimensions and some personality traits of the MCMI-III. The traditional three-factor model of the DEQ structure as identified by principal component analysis appears to be as stable factors as typically found in American samples, although some items showed elevated cross-loading or low loadings on any factor. Clinical and diagnostic implications of the findings will be discussed.

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Falgares, G., De Santis, S., Gullo, S., Carrozzino, D., Marchetti, D., Verrocchio, M. C., Lo Coco, G., Kopala-Sibley, D., & Oasi, O. (2017). The Italian version of the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire: psychometric properties and validation in students, community, and clinical groups. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 20(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2017.227

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