Measuring psychological well-being in the Chinese

Sheung Tak CHENG, Cheung Ming, Alfred CHAN

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    Abstract

    A 4-item-per-construct version of the Scales of Psychological Well-being (Ryff, 1989) was constructed and administered to a sample of adults in Hong Kong (ages 18-86). Three competing models were evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis. Results suggested that a simple 6-factor model without any higher-order factor provided the best fit to the data, though only moderatly fitting. Furthermore, an examination of the factor loadings suggests that individual items might need further refinement or replacement. While the original 3-item scales suffered from poor internal consistencies, the new 4-item scales had relatively more acceptable internal consistency coefficients.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1307-1316
    Number of pages10
    JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
    Volume38
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2005

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    Measuring psychological well-being in the Chinese. / CHENG, Sheung Tak; CHAN, Cheung Ming, Alfred.

    In: Personality and Individual Differences, Vol. 38, No. 6, 01.04.2005, p. 1307-1316.

    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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