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ERIC Number: ED467831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Spiritual Well-Being Scale Ethnic Differences between Caucasians and African-Americans: Follow Up Analyses.
Miller, Geri; Gridley, Betty; Fleming, Willie
This follow up study is in response to Miller, Fleming, and Brown-Andersons (1998) study of ethnic differences between Caucasians and African-Americans where the authors suggested that the Spiritual Well-Being (SWB) Scale may need to be interpreted differently depending on ethnicity. In this study, confirmatory factor analyses were conducted for both samples of the previous study in order to compare competing models and to directly examine hierarchical structures. Models were developed based on earlier work by the scales authors and earlier exploratory analyses of these samples. The three factor (Religious Well-Being, Life Satisfaction/Purpose, Future) model fit better than the two factor (Religious Well-Being, Existential Well-Being) model for the Caucasian sample. The five factor (Connection with God, Satisfaction with God and Day-to-Day Living, Future/Life Contentment, Personal Relationship with God, Meaningfulness) model fit better than the two factor model for the African-American sample. The implications of these findings for counselors and researchers are discussed. Recommendations on the use of the SWB with an African-American sample are made as well as future research recommendations. (Contains 16 references, 2 tables, and 4 figures.) (Author/GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Counselors; Researchers
Language: English
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