Measurement invariance of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among U.S. military personnel.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Studies have not examined the factor structure or measurement invariance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology using population-based data. Confirmatory factor analysis of the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C) was conducted in a representative sample of U.S. active duty military personnel (N = 15,593). Consistent with prior research, a 4-factor model consisting of reexperiencing, avoidance, emotional numbing, and arousal factors was superior to four alternative models. Measurement invariance was found for factor loadings, but not observed item intercepts when comparing personnel with and without a recent deployment (

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mansfield, AJ; Williams, J; Hourani, LL; Babeu, LA

Published Date

  • February 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 91 - 99

PubMed ID

  • 20135678

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jts.20492


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States