PSYC 421SPSS ASSIGNMENT PART 1 INSTRUCTIONSThe Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CE

PSYC 421SPSS ASSIGNMENT PART 1 INSTRUCTIONSThe Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D Scale)In the Assignment Instructions folder, there is an SPSS data file that will be the basis for youranalysis. The data included are fictional and were created solely for this assignment.The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D scale) is often utilized tomeasure depressive symptomology (Radloff, 1977). It is a self-assessment that is completed bythe individual. The CES-D contains 20-items rated on a 4-point scale (0 = Rarely or None of theTime to 3 = Most or All of the Time). The phrase “Within the past week did you…” prefaces thequestions in order to emphasize recent depressive mood. Scores are summed and can range from0 to 60. Traditionally, individuals with scores over 16 are identified as “depressed” (Weissman, etal., 1977), though due to high false positive rates, a score of 27 is considered a more useful cutoff (Zich, et al., 1990). The full scale can be accessed at:http:// Items 4, 8, 12, and 16 are reversed to avoid “yaysaying” or “nay saying” (Radloff, 1977). Several studies have validated four subscales across avariety of subgroups (i.e., depressive affect, well-being, somatic, and interpersonal) (Gliem &Gliem, 2003).DemographicsYou will learn how to go from raw demographic data in SPSS to describing a sample.For this assignment, you will:1. Create a table showing the most appropriate descriptive statistics for three (3) of thedemographic variables. You will be graded on the appropriateness of the descriptivestatistics and graphs for each of the demographic variables as well as current APA formatfor your tables.2. Create the most appropriate graphs for the three variables you used for #1 above. Figurecaptions should be in APA format.3. Write a summary paragraph describing the sample. For example: “The sample was basedon xxx# of college students from a private university in the southeastern United States. X% of the students were males, x% females. Students were primarily… (give theappropriate descriptor information with %’s or whatever fits the variables you choose toanalyze).Page 1 of 2PSYC 421ReferencesGliem, J. A., & Gliem, R. R. (2003). Calculating, interpreting, and reportingCronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient for likert-type scales. Retrieved from, R. G., Williams, S., McGee, R., & Olaman, S. (1997). Psychometric properties of theCentre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) in a sample of women inmiddle life. Behavior, Research, and Therapy, 35(4), 373–380.Radloff, L. S. (1977). The CES-D Scale: a self-report depression scale for research in the generalpopulation. Applied Psychological Measurement, 1, 385–401.Weissman, M. M., Sholomskas, D., Pottenger, M., et al. (1977). Assessing depressive symptomsin five psychiatric populations: a validation study. American Journal of Epidemiology,106, 203–214.Zich, J. M., C. C. Attkisson, & Greenfield, T.K. (1990). Screening for depression in primary careclinics: the CES-D and the BDI. International Journal of Psychiatry and Medicine, 20(3),259–277.This assignment is due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 2.