ERIC Number: EJ1021037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
Psychometric Analysis of the Life Perspectives Inventory and Implications for Assessing Characteristics of Adolescent Spirituality
Sink, Christopher A.; Bultsma, Shawn A.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v47 n2 p150-167 Apr 2014
The psychometric properties of the Life Perspectives Inventory (LPI-English language version), a new instrument designed to assess characteristics associated with nonreligious spirituality in high school-age adolescents, were examined in two phases. Phase 1 demonstrated the survey's factorial validity and internal consistency and the test-retest reliability of four derived dimensions (Optimistic Outlook, Purpose and Meaning in Life, Connection with the Divine, and Active Spirituality) with a large sample ("N" = 531) of Washington state high school students. In Phase 2, the LPI's dimensionality was cross-validated using confirmatory factor analysis with more than 400 Michigan high school students. Alpha and stability coefficients computed with the Michigan sample provided further evidence for the LPI-E's reliability. Implications for school counseling practice are included.
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Adolescents, Religious Factors, High School Students, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Factor Analysis, School Counseling, Psychometrics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan; Washington