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Title: Measurement Invariance of Personal Well-Being Index (PWI-8) Across 26 Countries
Authors: Żemojtel-Piotrowska, Magdalena
Piotrowski, Jarosław P.
Cieciuch, Jan
Adams, Byron G.
Osin, Evgeny N.
Ardi, Rahkman
Bălţătescu, Sergiu
Bhomi, Arbinda Lal
Clinton, Amanda
de Clunie, Gisela T.
Esteves, Carla
Gouveia, Valdiney
Hosseini, Ashraf
Ghaheh, Hooria Seyedhosseini
Khachatryan, Narine
Kamble, Shanmukh Vasant
Kawula, Anna
Liik, Kadi
Letovancova, Eva
Malo Cerrato, Sara
Mora, Carles Alsinet
Nartova-Bochaver, Sofya
Nikolic, Marija
Park, Joonha
Paspalanova, Elena
Pék, Győző
Różycka-Tran, Joanna
Truong Thi Khanh, Ha
Tsubakita, Takashi
Vauclair, Christin-Melanie
Włodarczyk, Anna
Maltby, John
First Published: 8-Sep-2016
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Journal of Happiness Studies, 2016, in press
Abstract: This report examines the measurement invariance of the Personal Well-being Index with 8 items (PWI-8). University students (N = 5731) from 26 countries completed the measure either through paper and pencil or electronic mode. We examined uni-dimensional structure of PWI and performed a Multi-group CFA to assess the measurement invariance across the 26 countries, using conventional approach and the alignment procedure. The findings provide evidence of configural and partial metric invariance, as well as partial scalar invariance across samples. The findings suggest that PWI-8 can be used to examine correlates of life satisfaction across all included countries, however it is impossible to compare raw scores across countries.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s10902-016-9795-0
ISSN: 1389-4978
eISSN: 1573-7780
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Springer Verlag. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: The file associated with this record is under a 12 month embargo from publication in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.
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