Juana Gómez Benito

Juana Gómez Benito is lead researcher for the Research Group on Measurement Invariance and Analysis of Change. She is Professor in the Department of Behavioural Sciences Methodology at the University of Barcelona, where she has completed six officially approved six-year research periods and seven officially approved five-year teaching periods. In addition to her teaching responsibilities in the field of psychometrics she has conducted extensive research in areas such as the validity of measurement instruments, differential item functioning, structural equation modelling and transcultural studies. This work has involved various settings within the social and health contexts, and has seen her lead twenty competitive R+D+I projects. She is currently principal investigator of the project entitled ‘Comprehensive assessment of functioning in schizophrenia’, which is funded by MCOC. She also sits on the Steering Committee of the Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (IR3C) and is a member of the Working Party on Cognitive Function in Schizophrenia. E-mail: juanagomez@ub.edu


Selected publications


Gómez-Benito, J., Guilera, G., Pino, O., Martínez-Arán, A., Tabarés-Seisdedos R., and SCIP Group in Cognitive Function. (2014). Comparing neurocognitive impairment in schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder using the Screen for Cognitive Impairment in Psychiatry scale. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology, 14, 128-136.

Gómez-Benito, J., Balluerka, N., Gónzalez, A., Widaman, K.F., Padilla, J.L. (2014).  Dettecting differential item functioning in behavoiral indicators across parallel forms. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 


Barrios, M, Guilera, G., & Gómez-Benito, J. (2013). Impact and structural features of meta-analytical studies, standard articles and reviews in psychology: Similarities and differences. Journal of Informetrics, 7(2), 478-486. doi 10.1016/j.joi.2013.01.012

Guilera, G., Gómez-Benito, J., Hidalgo, M.D., & Sánchez-Meca, J. (2013). Type I error and statistical power of Mantel-Haenszel procedure dor detecting DIF: A meta-analysis. Psychological Methods. doi: 10.1037/a0034306

Mas-Expósito, L., Amador-Campos, J. A., Gómez-Benito, J., Lalucat-Jo, L.  (2013). Validation of the modified DUKE-UNC functional social support questionnaire in patients with schizophrenia. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 48(10), 1675-1685. doi: 10.1007/s00127-012-0633-3


Guilera, G., Gómez-Benito, J., Pino, O., Rojo, J.E., Cuesta, M.J., Martinez-Aran, A.,  Safont, G., Tabarés-Seisdedos, R., Vieta, E., Franco, M., Bernardo, M., Crespo-Facorro, B., Franco, M., & Rejas, J.  (2012). Utility of the World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule II in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 138(2), 240-247. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2012.03.031

Mas-Exposito, L., Amador-Campos, J., Gómez-Benito, J., & Lalucat-Jo, L. (2012). The World Health Organization Short Disability Assessment Schedule: a validation study in patiens with schizophrenia. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 53(2), 208-216. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2011.02.009