Self Rating Depression Scale
Screening clients at intake for symptoms of depression can be beneficial, provided the instrument used is reliable and valid. The psychometric properties of the Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) were examined using an ethnically diverse sample of 324 counseling center clients. Results provided moderate support for the SDS. Differences across demographic groups and considerations for intake screening are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Smith, T. B., Rosenstein, I., & Granaas, M. (2001). Intake screening with Self-Rating Depression Scale in a university counseling center. Journal of College Counseling, 4, 133-141.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Smith, Timothy B.; Rosenstein, Ilene; and Granaas, Michael M., "Intake Screening with the Self-Rating Depression Scale in a University Counseling Center" (2017). All Faculty Publications. 1995.
David O. McKay School of Education
Counseling Psychology and Special Education
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