ERIC Number: EJ953923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
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Reference Count: 29
Methodological Validation of Quality of Life Questionnaire for Coal Mining Groups-Indian Scenario
Sen, Sayanti; Sen, Goutam; Tewary, B. K.
Social Indicators Research, v105 n3 p367-386 Feb 2012
Maslow's hierarchy-of-needs theory has been used to predict development of Quality of Life (QOL) in countries over time. In this paper an attempt has been taken to derive a methodological validation of quality of life questionnaire which have been prepared for the study area. The objective of the study is to standardize a questionnaire tool to assess the QoL of residents in a problem area in India. From a pre tested 16 parameter questionnaire tool factorial validity were established to extract three domains and were mapped in accordance to Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory. Out of these 16 parameters 13 were found relevant. Then a new tool was conceptualized with 13 pre selected parameters and other parameters were pooled from existing tool and reviews to form a 36 parameter tool. Factor analysis was done to extract the domains. Reliability of the tool was also tested to find the relation between the domains of QoL. Then the quality of life of the study area was interpreted to find the distribution of respondents among the categories of QoL. 70% of respondents reported to have average quality of life. The tool was found to be highly reliable and valid.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Mining, Prediction, Social Theories, Validity, Reliability, Social Indicators
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Identifiers - Location: India