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ERIC Number: EJ1217246
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2148-9378
The Romanian Version of the Revised Youth Purpose Survey (RYPS): Psychometric Evaluation for Emerging Adults
Balgiu, Beatrice Adriana
International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, v6 n2 p15-25 2019
The present article looks into the psychometric properties of the Revised Youth Purpose Survey (RYPS) in the case of a group of Romanian students emerging adults (N = 500). RYPS is a ten-item scale made of two sub-scales which measure Purpose Exploration (4 items) and Purpose Commitment (6 items). Confirmatory factorial analysis indicated an adequate fit of a two-factor model (GFI = 0.96; AGFI = 0.94; RMSEA = 0.057). This structure was confirmed and it was invariant for gender. Cronbach's alpha coefficients show good internal consistency: 0.87 (Purpose Exploration subscale) and 0.77 (Purpose Commitment subscale). The correlations of both scales of RYPS with validation measures of psychological and subjective well-being and of identity orientations were positive, indicating good convergent validity. The study validated the conceptual vision of the authors of the instruments in a previously unstudied cultural context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Romania