Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 225–233 | Cite as

Psychometric Properties and Cut-off Scores of the Beck Depression Inventory-II in Turkish Adolescents

  • Runa I. Uslu
  • Emine G. Kapci
  • Bedriye Oncu
  • Mert Ugurlu
  • Hakan Turkcapar


The current study examined the psychometric properties and cut-off scores of the Beck Depression Inventory II in Turkish adolescents. A total of 503 non-clinical and 166 clinical adolescents participated in the study. Test-retest (r = .89) and internal consistency (α = .90) reliabilities, convergent validity (r = .81) and discriminant validities (r = .39, r = .49 and r = .42) were satisfactory. Exploratory factor analyses yielded two factors. The cut-off score for mild depression in Turkish adolescents was lower than that reported previously for adults. The findings are discussed in relation to those of previous studies conducted in other countries.


Adolescent Beck Depression Inventory-II Reliability Validity Cut-off scores 



This research was supported by a grant from the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknik Araştırma Kurumu; TUBITAK) Project No. 105K150.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Runa I. Uslu
    • 1
  • Emine G. Kapci
    • 1
  • Bedriye Oncu
    • 1
  • Mert Ugurlu
    • 1
  • Hakan Turkcapar
    • 2
  1. 1.Ankara University Ankara Turkey
  2. 2.SB Ankara Residency Training Hospital Ankara Turkey

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