Immediately afterwards, participants completed DACL Form B and the first SUDS rating.
Participants then completed DACL Form C and the second SUDS rating.
NOTE: BDI = Beck Depression Inventory; DACL
= Depression Adjective Checklist.
Additionally, they completed a DACL during the week of their discharge from the hospital, no matter what the interval from the previous administration was.
weeks when a patient scheduled to complete the DACL did not do so) make this a practical impossibility.
Further, the Behavior Observation Scale may have been too broad a rating system and the DACL
may not have been sufficiently sensitive to mood state changes.
Table 1 Reliability of the State Form of the DACL for Adolescents(a) Type of N A B C D E F G Reliability Internal Consistency (Alpha) 159 90 91 91 93 543 89 91 90 Split-Half 159 88 90 89 95 543 89 88 89 Test-Retest (3)(b) 106 .
The results of Study 1 indicate that the reliability (internal consistency [alpha], split half, and alternate form) and the concurrent validity of Set 1 of the DACL (correlation with the Pervasive Affect component of the SDS) were sufficiently high as to recommend its use in research with adolescents.
Reading level of the DACL has been determined to be Grade 8 (Lubin, Collins, Seever, & Whitlock, 1991).
The order of presentation of the DACL and SDS was counterbalanced throughout the classrooms.
Also, groups did not differ on depressive affect, although white adolescent female means in both samples on the three forms of the DACL were consistently higher.
Table 1 Means and Standard Deviations For Black and White Female Adolescents On The Depression Adjective Check Lists DACL N E F G M SD M SD M SD (1) Black 19 7.