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dc.contributor.authorSun, Jingen_US
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Donalden_US
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Bao Junen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Shu Huaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:49:13Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:49:13Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T05:07:57Z
dc.identifier.issn0010440Xen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.comppsych.2011.09.009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42614
dc.description.abstractObjectives: Parenting can be a stressful experience. Higher levels of parenting stress are predictive of parents' negative appraisal of children's behavior, the use of physical discipline, and poor child outcomes across a variety of domains. Assessment of parenting depression is needed in China. This study aims to standardize the Chinese version of the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30) for parents of primary school children. Method: Stratified randomly selected parents of primary school children were selected from the cities of Nanjing and Shenyang in China. The Chinese version of the General Health Questionnaire 30 was administered to 7615 parents of primary school students aged between 8 and 12 years. A high response rate was achieved, with 6672 parents (88%) responding to the survey. Results: Exploratory factor analysis with a 5-factor solution showed that 5 factors were extracted from the scale, namely, depression, anxiety, inadequate coping, social dysfunctioning, and sleep disturbance. The 5-factor structures were confirmed by using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Overall, the 5-factor structure had a high level of reliability for each individual dimension. Confirmatory factor analysis showed that the 5-factor structure abstracted from this study had a good model fit. Conclusions: The 5-factor structure derived from the present sample of parents, with good model fit in the CFA analysis, suggests that a 5-factor solution can be used to assess parent psychopathological symptoms in mainland Chinese parents of primary school children. 頲011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom593en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto599en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue5en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalComprehensive Psychiatryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume53en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714en_US
dc.titleValidation and normalization of the General Health Questionnaire 30 in parents with primary school children in Chinaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicineen_US
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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