The Spiritual Well-Being Scale: Psychometric Evaluation of the Shortened Version in Czech Adolescents

Klara Malinakova*, Jaroslava Kopcakova, Peter Kolarcik, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Iva Polackova Solcova, Vit Husek, Lucie Kluzova Kracmarova, Eva Dubovska, Michal Kalman, Zuzana Puzova, Jitse P. van Dijk, Peter Tavel

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to psychometrically evaluate the shortened version of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) in Czech adolescents. A nationally representative sample of 4217 adolescents participated in the 2014 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey. The internal consistency of the SWBS was assessed using Cronbach's alpha (alpha) and Mean Inter-Item Correlation (MIIC) values. The factor structure was evaluated using principal component analyses. After adjustment, our new seven-item version of the scale supports a two-factorial model of the SWBS with satisfactory internal consistency (alpha = 0.814, MIIC = 0.379). This version of the SWBS is suitable for measuring spiritual well-being in a secularising environment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-705
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2017

Keywords

  • Shortened SWBS
  • Adolescents
  • Spirituality
  • Religiosity
  • Psychometric evaluation
  • AFRICAN-AMERICANS
  • ARABIC VERSION
  • MENTAL-HEALTH
  • CONCEPTUALIZATION
  • VALIDITY
  • RELIGION
  • SAMPLE

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