A Chinese symptom checklist: Preliminary data concerning reliability and validity

Sheung-Tak CHENG, P. Nicholas HAMID

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Abstract

A symptom checklist was constructed to assess physical and psychological symptoms in Chinese people. The checklist generates three scores: (a) physical symptoms, (b) psychological symptoms, and (c) all symptoms. The psychometric properties of the checklist were examined in two studies employing college students and adults as participants. Given the Chinese context of somatization, the physical and the psychological subscales were strongly correlated and the two item sets emerged as two strongly correlated factors following rotation. The two subscales as well as the overall scale were found to have high internal consistency and convergent-discriminant correlations with mood and personality measures. The results provide preliminary support for the checklist as an effective measure of general pathology in Chinese people. Copyright © 1996 Select Press.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-252
JournalJournal of Social Behavior and Personality
Volume11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Cheng, S.-T., & Hamid, P. N. (1996). A Chinese symptom checklist: Preliminary data concerning reliability and validity. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 11(2), 241-252.

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Psychology
  • College students
  • Somatization disorder
  • Personality
  • Personality assessment
  • Psychodiagnostics