ERIC Number: ED472931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Spiritual Well-Being Scale Differences between Caucasian Males and Females.
Miller, Geri; Gridley, Betty; Chester, Terri; Nunn, David; Vickers, Valerie
This paper presents an exploratory factor analysis of the Spiritual Well-Being (SWB) Scale, which was developed to examine overall life satisfaction. It is a 20-item, self-report instrument that measures three dimensions: an overall Spiritual Well-Being score, a Religious Well-Being score, and an Existential Well-Being score. The findings show that gender shapes responses to the SWB Scale. In the analysis, a four-factor model emerged for women while a three-factor model emerged for men. Counselors and researchers working with this scale need to be aware of these differences especially with regard to the Existential Well-Being Scale. (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).