Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1241

Date

2014

Date of Award

9-25-2014

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Psychology

Concentration

General Psychology

Committee Chair

Kristoffer S. Berlin

Committee Member

James G. Murphy

Committee Member

Randy G. Floyd

Abstract

To evaluate the factor structure and measurement invariance of the Diabetes Stress Questionnaire (DSQ), a measure of diabetes-specific stress, across sex, age (<9th grade vs. >9th grade), and glycemic control (optimal vs. suboptimal). Data from 318 adolescent participants were pooled from four archival data sets and the ongoing PRYDE (Predicting Resiliency in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes) study in which the DSQ was completed. Confirmatory factor and measurement invariance analyses were conducted to confirm the proposed factor structure and measurement invariance across sex, age, and glycemic control. The DSQ factor structure was found to have an acceptable fit, which was invariant across sex, age, and glycemic control. When using the DSQ, difference in diabetes-related stress with respect to sex, age, or glycemic control can be considered meaningful. This study supports the DSQ as an evidence-based and well-established assessment of perceived diabetes stress in youth with T1D.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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