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ERIC Number: EJ796486
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Ryff's Six-Factor Model of Psychological Well-Being, a Spanish Exploration
van Dierendonck, Dirk; Diaz, Dario; Rodriguez-Carvajal, Raquel; Blanco, Amalio; Moreno-Jimenez, Bernardo
Social Indicators Research, v87 n3 p473-479 Jul 2008
This article aims to provide researchers interested in using Ryff's Scales of Psychological Wellbeing with additional information to make an informed decision on the scales and items to use. It builds on the discussion in the literature on the six factor structure of this measure. An alternative shortened version of this wellbeing measure (Van Dierendonck 2004). "Personality and Individual Differences, 36", 629-643) was analyzed in a combined Spanish language sample from Spain and Columbia. Using confirmatory factor analysis, one-, two-, three- and six-factor models were compared. The results showed that indeed four out the six dimensions overlapped considerably. Nevertheless, the model that fit the data best was the six factor model with one underlying second order well-being factor, hereby confirming Ryff's model in a non-Anglo-Saxon culture.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colombia; Spain