Psychometric properties of the General Health Questionnaire-12 in a sample of Hong Kong employees
Wong, K. C. K., & O’Driscoll, M. P. (2016). Psychometric properties of the General Health Questionnaire-12 in a sample of Hong Kong employees. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 1–6. http://doi.org/10.1080/13548506.2016.1140901
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The General Health Questionnaire-12 (GHQ-12) is a widely used instrument for measuring psychological strain, but the factor structure of the GHQ-12 is inconclusive. The present study examined onefactor, two- and three-factor models of the GHQ-12 using structural equations modelling in a longitudinal data-set of Hong Kong employees. The findings supported a two-factor model consisting of a ‘Social Dysfunction’ factor measured by three items, and an ‘Anxiety/Depression’ factor measured by four items. Implications and limitations are discussed.
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