Internal consistency of an Arabic adaptation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with college students in eighteen Arab countries

Bader M. Alansari1
1Kuwait University, Kuwait
Cite this article:  Alansari, B. M. (2006). Internal consistency of an Arabic adaptation of the Beck Depression Inventory-II with college students in eighteen Arab countries. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 34(4), 425-430.

Volume 34 Issue 4 | e1489 | Published: May 2006 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2006.34.4.425

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In this study we examined the internal consistency of the second version of the Beck Depression Inventory using an Arabic version of the BDI-II developed by Ghareeb (2000). Coefficient alphas were computed for samples of male and female undergraduates recruited from Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, and Morocco (n = 600, 270, 479, 841, 943, 780, 781, 356, 230, 360, 333, 590, 735, 275, 291, 298, 300, 706, respectively). Values of alpha ranged between .82-.93. The inventory seems viable in the Arabic context, its use in cross-cultural research may be explored.

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