Faculty of Health

Professor Rapson Gomez

Phone: (03) 5327 6087
Email: rapson.gomez@federation.edu.au
Room: H211
Position: Professor
Discipline: Psychology

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK)
  • Diploma in Applied Child Psychology, University of Stirling (UK)
  • Master of Science (Psychology), University of Stirling (UK)
  • PhD, University of Melbourne

Teaching areas

  • Child and adolescent clinical psychology
  • Behaviour change strategies
  • Research methodology

Grants and awards

  • 2015  Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant (DP130104317 Summers, Prof Jeffery J; Carson, Prof Richard G; Hinder, Dr Mark R; Gomez, Prof Rapson $ $340,739.00)
  • 2004  Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Grant (LP0454168; $135,000)

Research interests

  • Clinical Child Psychology, especially Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Personality
  • Psychometrics (structural equation models and item response theory models)

Publications

Gomez, R., McLaren, S. (in press). The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale: Support for a bifactor model with a dominant general factor and a specific factor for positive affect. Assessment.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez, R. M. (in press). Validity of the ADHD bifactor model in general community samples of adolescents and adults, and a clinic-referred sample of children and adolescents. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez, R. M. (in press). Maternal ratings of the ADHD symptoms: Subtypes versus severity in clinic-referred children and adolescents (in press). Journal of Attention Disorders.

Gomez, R., (in press). ADHD and Hyperkinetic Disorder in Australian adults: Factor structure and gender Invariance. Journal of Attention Disorders.

Gomez, R., McLaren, S., Sharp, M., Smith, C., Hearn, K., Turner, L. (2015). Evaluation of the bifactor structure of the dispositional hope scale. Journal ofPersonality Assessment, 97, 191-199.

Gomez, R., & Suhaimi.  A. F. (2015). Malaysia parent ratings of the Parent-Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire: Invariance across ratings of Malay, Chinese and Indian children. Cross-CulturalPsychology, 49, pp.90-105.

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A. (2015). Agreement of adolescent ratings with mother rating and teacher ratings of ADHS symptom groups: A correlated trait-correlated method minus one analysis. Personalityand Individual Differences, 82, 131-135.

Gomez, R., & McLaren, S. (2015).  The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale: Measurement and structural invariance across ratings of older adult men and women. Personalityand Individual Differences, 75, 130-134.

Mclaren, S., Gomez, R., Gill, P., & Chester, J. (2015). Marital status and suicidal ideation among Australian older adults: the mediating role of sense of belonging,   International Psychogeriatrics, 27, 145-154.

Gomez, R., & Corr, P.  (2014). ADHD and the five-factor model of personality: a meta-analytic review. Clinical PsychologyReview, 34, 376–388.

Gomez, R., Gomez, R. M., Winther, J., & Vance, A. (2014). Latent Profile Analysis of Working Memory Performance in a Sample of Children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42 1367-1379.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez, R. M. (2014). A CT-C(M-1) analysis of the convergent and discriminant validity of the CBCL, TRF and YSR in a clinic-referred sample. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 1413-1425.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez, R. M. (2014). Confirmatory factor analysis, latent profile analysis and factor mixture modeling of the syndromes of the Child Behavior Checklist and Teacher Report Form. Psychological Assessment, 26, 1307-1316.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez, R. M. (2014). The factor structure of anxiety and mood disorders in a sample of clinic-referred adolescents. Journal ofAbnormal Child Psychology, 42, 321-332.

Ly, C., & Gomez, R. (2014). Unique associations of reinforcement sensitivity theory dimensions with social interaction anxiety and social observation anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 60 20-24.

Gomez, R., & Suhaimi.  A. F. (2014). Malaysian parent ratings of the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire -Short Form: Factor structure and invariance across girls and boys and mothers and fathers. Parenting, 14 195-214.

Gomez, R., Kyriakides, C, Elaine Devlin, E (2014). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in an adult sample: Associations with Rothbart's temperament dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 60,73-78.

Gomez, R. (2014). ADHD bifactor model based on parent and teacher ratings of Malaysian children. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 8, 47–51.

Gomez, R. (2014). Malaysian parent and teacher ratings of the oppositional defiant disorder symptoms: Measurement invariance and parent–teacher agreement. AsianJournal of Psychiatry, 11, 35–38.

Gomez, R. (2014). Teacher ratings of ODD symptoms: Measurement equivalence across Malaysian Malay, Chinese and Indian children. AsianJournal of Psychiatry, 8, 52–55.

Gomez, R. (2014) Correlated trait-correlated method minus one analysis of the convergent and discriminant validities of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Assessment, 21, 372-382.

Gomez. R., Summers, M., Summers, A., Wolf, A., & Summers, J. (2014). Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21: Factor structure and test-retest invariance, and temporal stability and uniqueness of latent factors in older adults. Journalof Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment,36.308-317.

Gomez. R., Summers, M., Summers, A., Wolf, A., & Summers, J. (2014). Depression Anxiety Stress Scales-21: Measurement and structural Invariance across ratings of men and women. Assessment, 21 418-426.

McLaren, S., Turner, J., Gomez, R., McLachlan, A. J., & Gibbs, P. M. (2013) Housing type and depressive symptoms among older adults: a test of sense of belonging as a mediating and moderating variable. Aging& Mental Health, 17, 1023-1029.

Gomez, R., Hafetz, N., & Gomez, R. M. (2013). Oppositional defiant disorder: prevalence based on parent and teacher ratings of Malaysian primary school children, Asian Journal of Psychiatry. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 6, 299-302.

Gomez, R., Suhaimi, A. F. (2013). Incidence rates of emotional and behavioural problems in Malaysian children as measured by parent ratings of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 6 528-531.

Gomez, R. (2013). Depression Anxiety Stress Scales: Factor structure and differential item functioning across women and men. Personality andIndividual Differences, 54, 687-691.

Vance, A., Ferrin, M.,  Winther, J., & Gomez, R. (2013).  Examination of spatial working memory performance in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Combined Type (ADHD-CT) and anxiety. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 891-900.

Gomez, R., Hafetz, N., & Gomez, R. M. (2013) Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Prevalence based on parent and teacher ratings of Malaysian primary school children. AsianJournal of Psychiatry, 4, 299-302.

Gomez, R. (2013). DSM-IV ADHD symptoms self-ratings by adolescents: Test of gender invariance. Journalof Attention Disorders, 17, 3-10.

Gomez, R. (2012). Item response theory analyses of adolescent self-ratings of the ADHD symptoms in the Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale. Personality and IndividualDifferences, 53, 963-968.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez, A. (2012). Children's Depression Inventory: Invariance across children and adolescents with and without depressive disorders. Psychological Assessment, 24, 1–10.

Gomez, R. (2012). Parent ratings of ADHD symptoms: Generalized partial credit model analysis of differential item functioning across gender. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16, 276 - 283.

Gomez, R., Woodworth, R., Waugh, M., & Corr, P. J. (2012). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms in an adult sample: Associations with Cloninger's temperament and character dimensions. Personality andIndividual Differences, 52, 290-294.

Gomez, R. (2011). Item response theory analyses of adult self-ratings of the ADHD symptoms in the Current Symptoms Scale. Assessment,18, 467-486.

Bruno, R., Gomez, R., & and Matthews, A. (2011). Choosing a cut-off on the severity of dependence scale for ecstasy use. The Open Addiction Journal, 4, 13-14.

Gomez, R., & Rohner, R. P. (2011). Tests of factor structure and invariance in the US and Australia using the adult version of the Parental Acceptance-Rejection Questionnaire. Cross-Cultural Research,45, 267-285.

Gomez, R., & Hafetz, N. (2010). DSM-IV ADHD: Prevalence, and gender and age differences based on parent and teacher ratings of Malaysian primary school children. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 4, 41-44.

Gomez, R., & Corr, P. J. (2010). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder symptoms: Associations with Gray's and Tellegen's models of personality. Personality and IndividualDifferences, 49, 902-906.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez. A. (2010). Item response theory analyses of parent and teacher ratings of the ADHD symptoms for recoded dichotomous scores. Journal of Attention Disorders, 15 269-285.

Gomez, R. (2010). Equivalency for father and mother ratings of the ADHD symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 15, 303-314.

Bruno, R., Matthews, A. J., Libby, T., Degenhardt, L., Gomez, R., & Dunn, M. (2009). Can the severity of dependency scale be usefully applied to 'ecstasy'.  Neuropsychobiology,60, 137-147

Gomez, R. (2009). Invariance of parent ratings of the ADHD symptoms in Australian and Malaysian, and North European Australians and Malay Malaysian children. Journal of Attention Disorders, 12 422-433.

Gomez, R. (2008). Parent ratings of the ADHD items of the Disruptive Behavior Rating Scale: Analyses of their IRT properties based on the Generalized Partial Credit Model.  Personality and Individual Differences, 45, 181-186.

Gomez, R., & Vance, A. (2008). Parent ratings of ADHD symptoms: Differential symptom functioning across Malaysian Malay and Chinese children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 955-967.

Gomez, R. (2008). Item response theory analyses of the parent and teacher ratings of the DSM-IV ADHD Rating Scale. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 865-885.

Gomez, R. (2009). Invariance of parent ratings of the ADHD symptoms in Australian and Malaysian, and North European Australian and Malay Malaysia Children: A mean and covariance structures analysis approach. Journal of Attention Disorders, 12, 422-243.

Cooper, A., & Gomez, R. (2008). Development of a short version of the Sensitivity to Punishment and Sensitivity to Reward Questionnaire. Journal of IndividualDifferences, 29, 90-104.

Gomez, R., Burns, G. L., & Walsh, J. A. (2008). Parent ratings of the ODD symptoms: IRT analyses of cross-national and cross-racial invariance.  Journal of Psychopathology and BehavioralAssessment, 30, 10-19.

Cooper, A., Gomez, R, & Buck, E. (2008). The relationships between the BIS and BAS, anger and responses to anger. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 403-413.

Cooper. A., Gomez, R., & Aucote, H. (2007). The Behavioral Inhibition System and Behavioral Approach System (BIS/BAS) Scales: Measurement and structural invariance across adults and adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 43 295-305.

Gomez, R. (2007). Parent and teacher ratings of the DSM-IV ADHD symptoms: Differential symptom functioning, and parent-teacher agreement and differences. Journalof Attention Disorders, 11, 17-27.

Gomez, R. (2007). Testing gender differential item functioning for ordinal and binary scored parent rated ADHD symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences,42, 733-742.

Gomez, R., & McLaren, S. (2007). The interrelations of mother and father attachment, self-esteem and aggression during late adolescence. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 1-10.

McLaren, S., Gomez, R., Bailey, M., & Van Der Horst, R. K. (2007). The association of depression and sense of belonging with suicidal ideation among older adults: Applicability of resiliency models. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior,37, 89-102.

Burns, L. G., Walsh, J. A., & Gomez, R. (2006). Measurement and structural invariance of parent ratings of the ADHD and ODD symptoms across gender for American and Malaysian children. Psychological Assessment, 18, 452-457.

Gomez, R., & McLaren, S. (2006). The association of avoidance coping style, and perceived mother and father support with anxiety/depression among late adolescents: applicability of resiliency models. Personality and Individual Difference, 40 1165-1176.

Gomez, R. (2006). Gender invariance of the five-factor model of personality among adolescents: A mean and covariance structure analysis approach. Personality andIndividual Differences, 41 755-765.

Judd, F., Jackson, H., Komiti, A., Murray, G., Fraser, C., Grieves, A., & Gomez, R. (2006). Help-seeking by rural residents for mental health problems: the importance of agrarian values. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry,40, 769-776.

Gomez, R., & Fisher, J. W. (2005). The Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire: Testing for model applicability, measurement and structural equivalencies, and latent mean differences across gender. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 1382-1393.

Gomez, R., Cooper, A., & Gomez, A. (2005). An item response theory analysis of the Carver & White (1994) BIS/BAS Scales. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 1093-1103.

Gomez, R., Burns, G. L., Walsh, J. A., & Hafetz, N. (2005). A multitrait-multisource confirmatory factor analytic approach to the construct validity of ADHD and ODD rating scales with Malaysian children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 33, 241-254.

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A. (2005). Convergent, discriminant and concurrent validities of measures of the behavioural approach and behavioural inhibition systems: exploratory and confirmatory factor analytic approaches. Personality and Individual Differences, 38 87-102.

Gomez, R., & Fisher, J. W. (2005). Item response theory analysis of the spiritual well-being questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 38 1107-1121.

Gomez, R., Cooper, A., McOrmond, R., & Tatlow, S. (2004). Gray's reinforcement sensitivity theory: Comparing the separable and joint subsystems hypotheses in the predictions of pleasant and unpleasant emotional information processing. Personality and Individual Differences, 37, 289-305.

Gomez, R., & Francis, L. (2003). Generalised Anxiety Disorder: Relationships with Eysenck's, Gray's and Newman's Theories. Personality and Individual Differences, 34, 3-17.

Gomez, R., Burns, G. L., Walsh, J. A., & Moura, M. A. (2003). Trait, source and error variance in ADHD symptoms: A multitrait-multisource analysis with Australian and Brazilian children. Psychological Assessment, 15, 3-16.

Burns, G. L., Gomez, R., Walsh, J. A., & Moura, M. A. (2003). Understanding source effects in ADHD rating scales: Reply to DuPaul (2003). Psychological Assessment, 15, 118-119.

Burns, G. L., Walsh, J. A., & Gomez, R. (2003). Convergent and discriminant validity of trait and source effects in ADHD-inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity measures across a 3-month interval. Journalof Abnormal Child Psychology, 31, 529-541.

Gomez, R., & Fisher, J. (2003). Domains of spiritual well-being and development and validation of the Spiritual Well-Being Questionnaire. Personality and Individual Differences, 35, 1975-1991.

Gomez, R. (2003). Underlying processes in the poor response inhibition of children with Attention-Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Attention Disorders, 6 , 111-124.

Gomez, A., & Gomez, R. (2002). Personality traits of the behavioural approach and inhibition systems: associations with processing of emotional information. Personalityand Individual Differences, 32, 1299-1316.

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A., & Cooper, A (2002). Neuroticism and extraversion as predictors of negative and positive emotional processing: comparing Eysenck's, Gray's, and Newman's Theories. European Journal of Personality, 16, 333-350.

Gomez, R., Gomez, A., & DeMello, L., & Tellent, R. (2001). Perceived maternal control and support: Effects on hostile biased social information processing and aggression among clinic-referred children with high aggression. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 42, 513-522.

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A. (2000) Perceived maternal control and support as predictors of hostile bias social information processing in children with aggression. AggressiveBehavior, 26, 155 -168.

Gomez, R., Cooper, A., Gomez, A. (2000). Susceptibility to positive and negative mood states: Test of Eysenck's, Gray's and Newman's models. Personality and Individual Differences, 29, 351-365.

Gomez, R., Harvey, J., Quick, C., Scharer, I., & Harris, G. (1999). DSM-IV AD/HD: Confirmatory factor models, prevalence, and gender and age differences based on parent and teacher ratings of Australian primary school children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 40, 265-274.

Gomez, R., Bounds, J., Holmberg, K., Fullarton, C., & Gomez, A. (1999). Effects of neuroticism and avoidant coping on maladjustment during early adolescence. Personalityand Individual Differences, 26, 305-319.

Gomez, R., & Condon, M. (1999). Central auditory processing abilities of ADHD children with and without learning disability. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 32 150-158.

Gomez, R., Holmberg, K., Bounds, J., Fullarton, C., & Gomez, A. (1999). Extroversion and neuroticism as predictors of approach and avoidant coping styles among early adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 27, 3-17.

Gomez, R. (1998). Locus of control and avoidant coping: Direct, interactional and mediating effects on maladjustment in adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 24, 323-334.

Gomez, R. (1998). Impatience-aggression, competitiveness and avoidant coping: Direct and moderating effects on maladjustment among adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 25, 649-661.

Gomez, R. (1997). Locus of control and Type A behaviour pattern as predictors of coping styles among adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 23, 391-398.

Gomez, R., & McLaren, S. (1997). The effects of reward and punishment on response inhibition, moods, heart rate and skin conductance level during instrumental learning. Personality and Individual Differences, 23, 305-316.

Gomez, R., & Hazeldine, P. (1996). Social information processing in mild mentally retarded children. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 17, 217-227.

Gomez, R., & Sanson, A. V. (1994). Mother-child interactions and noncompliance in hyperactive boys with and without conduct problems. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 35, 477-490.

Gomez, R., & Sanson, A. V. (1994). The effects of experimenter and mother presence on the attentional performance and activity level of hyperactive children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 22, 517-529. 

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A. (2010). Invariance of parent and teacher ratings of the ADHD symptoms for an Australian community sample of primary school children. In A. M. Columbas (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 66). New York: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.

Gomez, R., Gomez, A., & Fisher, J. (2009). Comparing the psychometric properties of the common items in the short and abbreviated versions of the Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaires: A mean and covariance structures analysis approach. In P. L. B. Palcorft and M V. Lopez (eds.), Personality Assessment: New Research. New York: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A. (2009). Factor structure, sex effects and differential item functioning of the Junior Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised - Abbreviated: A multiple-indicators multiple-causes approach. . In P. L. B. Palcorft and M V. Lopez (eds.), Personality Assessment: New Research. New York: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.

Gomez, R., & McLaren, S. (2009). The interrelations of perceptions of family adaptability and cohesion, self-esteem, and anxiety/depression in late adolescence. In M. Russo & A. De Luca (Eds.). Psychology of Family Relationship. New York: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.

Gomez, R. (2009). ADHD and personality. In P. Corr, & G. Matthews (Eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Personality. Cambridge University Press.

Gomez, R., & Cooper, A. (2008). Reinforcement sensitivity theory and mood induction studies. In P. Corr, (Ed.), Reinforcement sensitivity theory of personality. Cambridge University Press. 

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A. (2003). Children with cormorbid Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder: Mediation by hostile biased social cognitions on the relation between perceived maternal parenting styles and the disruptive behavior symptoms. In P. Fittskirk & P. Shohov (Eds.), Focus on behavioral psychology. New York: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.

Gomez, R., & Gomez, A. (2002). The effects of perceived maternal parenting styles on the disruptive behaviors of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder/oppositional defiant disorder: mediation by hostile social biased cognitions. In S. Shohov (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research (Vol. 11). New York: Nova Sciences Publishers, Inc.