Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Measurement Invariance of Personal Well-being Index (PWI-8) across 26 Countries|
Piotrowski, Jarosław P.
Osin, Evgeny N.
Adams, Byron G.
Lal Bhomi, Arbinda
Bogomaz, Sergey A.
de Clunie, Gisela T.
Halik, Murnizam H. J.
Vasant Kamble, Shanmukh
Malo Cerrato, Sara
Perez de Leon, Pablo
Thi Khanh Ha, Truong
Van Hiel, Alain
|Citation:||Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2017,18: 1697|
|Abstract:||The Mental Health Continuum – Short Form is a brief scale measuring positive human functioning. The study aimed to examine the factor structure and to explore the crosscultural utility of the MHC-SF using bifactor models and exploratory structural equation modelling (ESEM). Method: Using multigroup confirmatory analysis (MGCFA) we examined the measurement invariance of the MHC-SF in 38 countries (university students, N = 8,066; 61.73% women, mean age 21.55 years). Results: MGCFA supported the cross-cultural replicability of a bifactor structure and a metric level of invariance between student samples. The average proportion of variance explained by the general factor was high (ECV = .66), suggesting that the three aspects of mental health (emotional, social, and psychological well-being) can be treated as a single dimension of well-being. Conclusion: The metric level of invariance offers the possibility of comparing correlates and predictors of positive mental functioning across countries; however, the comparison of the levels of mental health across countries is not possible due to lack of scalar invariance. Our study has preliminary character and could serve as an initial assessment of the structure of the MHC-SF across different cultural settings. Further studies on general populations are required for extending our findings.|
|Embargo on file until:||8-Sep-2018|
|Rights:||Copyright © 2017, Wiley. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.|
|Description:||The file associated with this record is under embargo until 12 months after publication, in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. The full text may be available through the publisher links provided above.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour|
Files in This Item:
|JCP_MHC_LRA.pdf||Post-review (final submitted author manuscript)||574.38 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
Items in LRA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.