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ERIC Number: EJ1150953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Evaluating the Construct Validity of Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-Being Using Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling
Hsu, Hsien-Yuan; Hsu, Tze-Li; Lee, KoFan; Wolff, Lori
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v35 n6 p633-638 Sep 2017
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the construct validity of Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-Being (SPWB) using exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM). The data were drawn from the national survey of Midlife in the United States conducted during 1994 and 1995. Measurement models assuming different number of factors (1-6 factors) and considering the effect of negatively wording items were specified and compared to determine optimal number of underlying factors. The discriminant validity was assessed following Farrell's suggestions. The results showed the discriminant validity was questionable due to five indicators with considerable cross-loadings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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