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Developing and validating a questionnaire to measure spirituality : a psychometric process

Parsian, Nasrin and Dunning, Trisha 2009, Developing and validating a questionnaire to measure spirituality : a psychometric process, Global journal of health science, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 2-11.

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Title Developing and validating a questionnaire to measure spirituality : a psychometric process
Author(s) Parsian, Nasrin
Dunning, TrishaORCID iD for Dunning, Trisha orcid.org/0000-0002-0284-1706
Journal name Global journal of health science
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 2
End page 11
Total pages 10
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Place of publication Toronto, Ont.
Publication date 2009-04
ISSN 1916-9736
1916-9744
Keyword(s) inner self
spirituality
reliability
validity
Summary The purpose of the paper is to describe the processes undertaken to evaluate the psychometric properties of a questionnaire developed to measure spirituality and examine the relationship between spirituality and coping in young adults with diabetes.

The specific validation processes used were: content and face validity, construct validity using factor analysis, reliability and internal consistency using test-retest reliability and Cronbach’s alpha correlation coefficient.

The exploratory factor analysis revealed four factors: self-awareness, the importance of spiritual beliefs, spiritual practices, and spiritual needs. The items on the Spirituality Questionnaire (SQ) revealed factor loading ≥ 0.5. Reliability processes indicated that the SQ is reliable: Cronbach’s alpha 0.94 for the global SQ and between 0.80-0.91 for the four subscales. Test-retest statistic examination revealed stability of the responses at two time points 10 weeks apart.

The final questionnaire consists of 29 items and the psychometrics indicated that it is valid and reliable.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner
Language eng
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, The Author
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019516

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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