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ERIC Number: EJ875285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Longitudinal Invariance of the Satisfaction with Life Scale for Individuals with Schizophrenia
Lee, Karen Kyeunghae; Brekke, John S.; Yamada, Ann-Marie; Chou, Chih-Ping
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n2 p234-241 2010
Objectives: This study examined the longitudinal structural stability of a subjective quality of life measure in an ethnically diverse sample of 331 adults with schizophrenia. Methods: Participants completed the Satisfaction With Life (SWL) scale at entry to community-based mental health services and again at 6 and 12 months. Five types of measurement invariance were tested using a series of multiple-group confirmatory factor analyses. Results: All five types of longitudinal invariance were supported. Conclusions: These findings offer strong support for the validity of the SWL scale as a tool for research or for clinical purposes to assess the effectiveness of interventions over time. Implications for use of the SWL scale in evidence-based social work practice are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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