Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability of the mental health inventory for Australian adolescents

Bernd G. Heubeck, James T. Neill

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Ostroft, Woolverton, Berry, and Lesko in 1996 examined the adolescent subsample of Veit and Ware's 1983 normative data for the Mental Health Inventory and recommended a two-factor rather than the original five-factor model for the assessment of adolescents' mental health. Analysis of a 30-item version with a new independent sample of 878 adolescents in another English-speaking country supported a two-factor model of psychological well-being and distress for boys and girls. Internal consistency was >.9, and scores were stable (∼.7) over a 10-wk. period. Boys reported slightly better mental health than girls, as in the original American research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-440
Number of pages10
JournalPsychological Reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


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