ERIC Number: EJ1212876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Extended Validation of the Korean Version of the Quality of Life Survey
Park, SeYun; Jang, JungYun; Reifsteck, Erin; Gill, Diane L.
Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, v23 n2 p110-117 2019
In this study, we examined the factor structure and reliability of the Korean Quality of Life (KQoL) survey and compared the KQoL survey to both the World Health Organization Quality of Life-Brief Version (WHOQOL-BREF) and the Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS). We also assessed associations between KQoL scores and physical activity (PA) participation. Participants were 557 (male = 281, female = 276) healthy Korean adults with ages between 18 and 71 years (M = 33.2, SD = 14.2). Results of confirmatory factor analyses confirmed the 7-subscale model and indicated acceptable values supporting convergent validity (?[superscript 2] = 1,678.758, df = 443, p < 0.001, RMSR = 0.045, RMSEA = 0.071, TLI = 0.880, CFI = 0.892). Correlations of KQoL subscales with similar subscales of WHOQOL-BREF and with SWLS supported concurrent validity. Results confirm that the KQoL survey can assess multidimensional aspects of quality of life (QoL), including spiritual, physical, social, and psychological. KQoL scores were positively related to PA participation, in line with previous research supporting the positive association of PA with QoL.
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Surveys, Factor Structure, Test Reliability, Physical Activity Level, Adults, Foreign Countries, Korean, Goodness of Fit, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea