School of Health and Life Sciences

Professor Rapson Gomez

Email: rapson.gomez@federation.edu.au
Position: Adjunct Professor of Psychology
Discipline: Psychology

Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MSc
  • Diploma in Applied Child Psychology
  • BA (Hons)

Teaching areas

  • Clinical child and adolescent psychology
  • Personality psychology
  • Measurement and psychometrics
  • Behavior change strategies
  • Research supervision

Psychology Board of Australia

  • General registration
  • Health endorsement
  • Clinical endorsement
  • Approved supervisor, higher degree pathway (clinical)

Research interests

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

Publications (last 5 years)

Gomez, R., Stavropoulos, V., Beard, C. & Pontes H. (in press).  Item Response Theory Analysis of the Recoded Internet Gaming Disorder Scale 9–Short-Form. The International Jorunal of Mental Health and Addictions.

Stavropoulos, V., Burleigh, T., Beard, C., Gomez, R. & Griffiths, M. (in press). Being There: Understanding Presence in Internet Gaming Disorder.  The International Jorunal of Mental Health and Addictions, accepted on 13/03/2018.

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.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Stavropoulos, V. (in press) Test-retest measurement invariance of clinic referred children’s ADHD symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment.

Stavropoulos, V., Mastrotheodoros, S., Stelios, P., Gomez, R., Beard, C., & Motti-Stefanidi, F. (in press) Measurement invariance: The case of measuring romantic attachment in Greek and Cypriot adolescents. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 1-10.

Gomez, R., & Vance, A. (2018). Item Response Theory analysis of the anxiety and mood disorders in clinic-referred children. Assessment, 25, 235-246.

Gomez, R., Stavropoulos, V., & Van Doorn, G. (2018). Factor structure of teacher ratings of the ODD symptoms in children. Psychiatric Quarterly, 89, 219-234.

Stavropoulos, V., Beard, C., Griffiths, M.D., Buleigh, T., Gomez, R., Pontes, H. M. (2018). Measurement invariance of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) between Australia, the USA, and the UK. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 16, 377-392.

Gomez, R., & Stavropoulos, V. (2018). Maternal ratings of ODD symptoms: Subtypes versus severity in a general community sample of children. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 81, 81-90.

Stavropoulos, V., Griffith, M., Burleigh, T., Kuss, D., Gomez, R. (2018). Flow on the internet: A longitudinal study of internet addiction symptoms during adolescence. Behaviour & Information Technology, 37, 159-172

Gomez, R., & Stavropoulos, V. (2017). Parent ratings of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: What Is the optimum factor model? Assessment, Online First July 22, 2017.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Watson, S. (2017). Bifactor model of WISC-IV: Applicability and measurement invariance in low and normal IQ groups. Psychological Assessment 29, 902-912.

Trezise, A. McLaren,S., Gomez, R., Bice, B., & Hodgetts, J. (2017). Resiliency among older adults: dispositional hope as a protective factor in the insomnia–depressive symptoms relation Aging & Mental Health, 1-9. Published online: 14 Jun 2017

Watson, S., Gomez, R., & Gullone, E. (2017). The Shame and Guilt Scales of the Test of Self-Conscious Affect–Adolescent (TOSCA-A): Factor structure, concurrent and discriminant validity, and measurement and structural invariance across ratings of males and females. Assessment, 24, 517-527

Stavropoulos, V., Gomez, R., Steen, E., Beard, C., Liew, L., & Griffiths, M. D. (2017). The longitudinal association between anxiety and Internet addiction in adolescence: The moderating effect of classroom extraversion. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6, 237-247.

Gomez, R., & McLaren, S. (2017). The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale: Invariance across heterosexual men, heterosexual women, gay men, and lesbians. Psychological Assessment 29, 361-371.

Gomez, R., Van Doorn, G., Watson, S., Gomez, A., & Stavropoulos, V. (2017). Cloninger's personality dimensions and ADHD: A meta-analytic review. Personality and Individual Differences 107, 219-227.

Gomez, R. (2017). Factor structure of parent and teacher ratings of the ODD symptoms for Malaysian primary school children. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 25, 22-26.

Gomez, R,, & Watson, s. D. (2017). Confirmatory Factor analysis of the Combined Social Phobia Scale and Social Interaction Anxiety Scale: Support for a Bifactor Model. Frontiers in Psychology, Feb 2;8:70

Gomez, R., Skilbeck, C., Thomas, M., & Slatyer, M. (2017). Growth mixture modeling of depression symptoms following traumatic brain injury, Frontiers in Psychology, 8

Stavropoulos, V., Moore, K. A., Lazaratou, H., Dikeos, D., & Gomez, R. (2017). A multilevel longitudinal study of obsessive compulsive symptoms in adolescence: Male gender and emotional stability as protective factors. Annals of General Psychiatry, 16 (42).

Gomez, R., Watson, S., & Gomez, A. (2016). Interrelationships of the Rothbart's temperament model constructs with revised-reinforcement sensitivity theory constructs. Personality and Individual Differences, 99, 118-121.

Gomez, R., & Vance, A. (2016). Children’s Depression Inventory: Testing measurement invariance for the hierarchical factor model across children and adolescents in a clinic-referred sample.  Journal of Childhood & Developmental Disorders, 2 No. 3: 24

Botterill, E., Gill, P. R., McLaren, S., & Gomez, R. (2016). Marital status and problem gambling among Australian older adults: the mediating role of loneliness. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 1027-1038.

Gomez, R. (2017). Factor structure of the Social Interaction Anxiety Scale and the Social Phobia Scale Short Forms. Personality and Individual Differences, 96, 83-87

Gomez, R., Vance, A., Gomez, R. M. (2016). Maternal ratings of the ADHD symptoms: subtypes versus severity in clinic-referred children and adolescents. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 414-423

Gomez, R. (2016). ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder symptoms in Australian adults: descriptive scores, incidence rates, factor structure, and gender invariance. Journal of Attention Disorders, 20, 325-334

Watson, S. D., Gomez, R., & Gullone, E. (2016). The Shame and Guilt Scales of the Test of Self-Conscious Affect-Adolescent (TOSCA-A): Psychometric Properties for responses from children, and measurement invariance across children and adolescents. Frontiers in psychology 7

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Watson, S. d. (2016). Structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fourth Edition in a group of children with ADHD. Frontiers in psychology 7, pp.737.

Gomez, R., & McLaren, S. (2015). 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 22, 351-360.

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

Gomez, R., McLaren, S., Sharp, M., Smith, C., Hearn, K., & Turner, L. (2015). Evaluation of the bifactor structure of the Dispositional Hope Scale. Journal of Personality 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-Cultural Research 49, 90-105.

McLaren, S., Gomez, R., & Gill, P., & Chesler, J. (2015). Marital status and suicidal ideation among Australian older adults: the mediating role of sense of belonging–CORRIGENDUM. International Psychogeriatrics 27, 155-156

Gomez, R.,McLaren, S., Sharp, M., Smith, C., Hearn, K., Turner, L. (2015). Evaluation of the bi-factor structure of the dispositional hope scale. Journal of Personality 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-Cultural Psychology, 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. Personality and 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. Personality and 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 Psychology Review, 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, 421367-1379.

Gomez, R., Vance, A., & Gomez, R. M. (2014). ACT-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 modelling 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 of Abnormal 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, 6020-24.

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, 14195-214.

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 bi-factor 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. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 11, 35–38.

Gomez, R. (2014). Teacher ratings of ODD symptoms: Measurement equivalence across Malaysian Malay, Chinese and Indian children. Asian Journal 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. Journal of 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, 21418-426.

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. Ageing & 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 schoolchildren, 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, 6528-531.

Gomez, R. (2013). Depression Anxiety Stress Scales: Factor structure and differential item functioning across women and men. Personality and Individual 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. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 4, 299-302.

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

Grants (last 5 years)

2015 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant (DP130104317 Summers, Prof Jeffery J; Carson, Prof Richard G; Hinder, Dr Mark R; Gomez, Prof Rapson Awarded: $340,739.00