ERIC Number: EJ1000627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
The Pacific Identity and Wellbeing Scale (PIWBS): A Culturally-Appropriate Self-Report Measure for Pacific Peoples in New Zealand
Manuela, Sam; Sibley, Chris G.
Social Indicators Research, v112 n1 p83-103 May 2013
We describe and validate the Pacific Identity and Wellbeing Scale (PIWBS). The PIWBS is a culturally appropriate self-report measure assessing a five-factor model of Pacific identity and wellbeing. Items and construct definitions were developed through qualitative interviews, review of psychological theories, and previous research on Pacific concepts of ethnic identity and wellbeing. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses supported the model (Study 1 N = 143; Study 2 N = 443). The proposed five-factor model of Pacific identity and wellbeing includes scales assessing (1) Perceived Familial Wellbeing, (2) Perceived Societal Wellbeing, (3) Pacific Connectedness and Belonging, (4) Religious Centrality and Embeddedness, and (5) Group Membership Evaluation. The PIWBS provides a culturally appropriate valid and reliable assessment tool that can be used for within-cultural research for Pacific peoples from a Pacific perspective. A copy of the PIWBS and scoring instructions for its use are included.
Descriptors: Well Being, Measures (Individuals), Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Validity, Group Membership, Factor Analysis, Self Concept, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Item Analysis, Religious Factors, Scoring, Pacific Islanders, Cultural Relevance
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand