Psychometric Structure of Psychiatric Rating Scales

Linda M. Montgomery, William R. Shadish, Robert G. Orwin, Richard R. Bootzin

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This study reports an exploratory principal-components analysis of four common psychiatric rating scales that yield a total of 22 separate scores. Five components were extracted accounting for 78% of the initial variance; oblique and orthogonal rotations produced identical interpretations of the components: (a) minimal functioning, (b) hostility/paranoia, (c) disturbed communication, (d) psychosis, and (e) social activity. Some limits on the present study are discussed, and suggestions for future research are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-170
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Abnormal Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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