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ERIC Number: EJ901758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Measuring Migratory Grief and Loss Associated with the Experience of Immigration
Casado, Banghwa Lee; Hong, Michin; Harrington, Donna
Research on Social Work Practice, v20 n6 p611-620 Nov 2010
Objectives: The Migratory Grief and Loss Questionnaire (MGLQ) was designed to measure the grief experience associated with immigration. This article reports the development and psychometric properties of a Chinese-version of MGLQ. Methods: An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) using maximum likelihood extraction with varimax rotation was conducted to identify the factor structure of the MGLQ. Results: A two-factor solution was identified with Factor 1 representing "Attachment to Homeland" and Factor 2 representing "Identify Discontinuity." Both factors had excellent internal consistency reliability and concurrent validity as demonstrated by predicted relationships with depression scores. Conclusions: This study supported the validity and the reliability of the MGLQ, demonstrating its utility in assessing the migratory grief experience among immigrants. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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