Testing the discriminant and convergent validity of the mood and anxiety symptoms questionnaire using a British sample

REIDY, John and KEOGH, Edmund (1997). Testing the discriminant and convergent validity of the mood and anxiety symptoms questionnaire using a British sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 23 (2), 337-344.

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Abstract

Summary-The tripartite model of Clark and Watson (1991) was investigated by examining the discriminant and convergent validity of the Mood and Anxiety Symptoms Questionnaire (MASQ) using a sample of British students. The performance of the MASQ compared very favourably with that of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The MASQ Anxious Arousal and Anhedonic Depression sub-scales were best able to discriminate between anxiety and depression and showed high levels of convergent validity. The HADS Anxiety and Depression scales, on the other hand, showed a distinct lack of discriminatory ability suggesting that they both measure depression and/or general distress symptoms. These findings support those of previous research in that although anxiety and depression share a general distress element, they can be discriminated by concentrating on specific symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1016/S0191-8869(97)00048-2
Depositing User: John Reidy
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 15:00
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:54
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14018

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