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Igbokwe, D.O. and Agbu, J. O. and Adekeye, Olujide A and Adeusi, Sussan O and Obidiran, O. D. and Yabilsu, S. J. and Akindele, Z. A. and Agoha, Benedict Emerenwa and Ndom, R. J. E. (2016) REVALIDATION OF SOME MEASURES OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WELLBEING USING A CROSS-SECTION OF NIGERIAN ADULTS. Nigerian Psychological Research, 4. pp. 572-593. ISSN 2408-5448

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This study was conducted to establish initial validity and reliability of some measures of psychological wellbeing for use in Nigeria. Two hundred and five adult Nigerians were randomly selected from a community in Ota, Ogun State using a multi stage sampling method which culminated in odd and even number method of simple random sampling for participants’ selection. The participants were aged between 17 and 80 years ( X =29.22, SD=11.93). A battery of the short forms of six psychological wellbeing instruments in a paper was administers, viz: Personal Growth Initiative Scale (PGIS), Gratitude Questionnaire – 6 (GQ-6), Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MILQ), Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), Life Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R), and Worry Domain Questionnaire Short Form (WDQ-SF). A Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was conducted with adequate measures of Kaiser-Meyer-Okin and Bartlett’s Test of Sphericity for each of the instrument and results showed factorial validity of each instrument based on its factor loadings and consistent with literature. A correlation coefficient revealed the Cronbach alpha to be as follows for the instruments: PGIS = .840; GQ- 6 = .316; MILQ = .825; SWLS = .718; LOT-R = .391; WDQ =.815. Each instrument showed initial validity for possible - use in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Revalidation, psychological wellbeing, Nigerian adults. .
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 13:02
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 13:02

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