Title

Measuring psychological well-being in the Chinese

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Personality and Individual Differences

Publication Date

4-1-2005

Volume

38

Issue

6

First Page

1307

Last Page

1316

Keywords

Chinese, Psychological well-being

Abstract

A 4-item-per-construct version of the Scales of Psychological Well-being (Ryff, 1989) was constructed and administered to a sample of adults in Hong Kong (ages 18-86). Three competing models were evaluated using confirmatory factor analysis. Results suggested that a simple 6-factor model without any higher-order factor provided the best fit to the data, though only moderatly fitting. Furthermore, an examination of the factor loadings suggests that individual items might need further refinement or replacement. While the original 3-item scales suffered from poor internal consistencies, the new 4-item scales had relatively more acceptable internal consistency coefficients.

DOI

10.1016/j.paid.2004.08.013

Print ISSN

01918869

E-ISSN

18733549

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Recommended Citation

Cheng, S.-T., & Chan, A. C. M. (2005). Measuring psychological well-being in the Chinese. Personality & Individual Differences, 38(6), 1307-1316. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2004.08.013