The personal wellbeing index : psychometric equivalance for adults and school children

Tomyn, Adrian J., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew D. and Cummins, Robert A. 2013, The personal wellbeing index : psychometric equivalance for adults and school children, Social indicators research, vol. 110, no. 3, pp. 913-924.

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Title The personal wellbeing index : psychometric equivalance for adults and school children
Author(s) Tomyn, Adrian J.
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew D.
Cummins, Robert A.
Journal name Social indicators research
Volume number 110
Issue number 3
Start page 913
End page 924
Total pages 12
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Publication date 2013-02
ISSN 0303-8300
1573-0921
Keyword(s) personal wellbeing index
psychometric equivalence
adolescents
adults
confirmatory factor analysis
Summary Despite the wealth of accumulated research evaluating subjective wellbeing (SWB) in children and adults, the validity of scores from parallel forms of SWB measures for each age group has yet to be empirically tested. This study examines the psychometric equivalence of the child and adult forms of the personal wellbeing index (PWI) using multiple-group confirmatory factor analysis. The child sample comprised 1,029 Victorian high-school students (aged 11–20) sampled across three independent studies. The adult sample comprised 1,965 Australian adults drawn from the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. The results demonstrated strict factorial invariance between both versions, suggesting that the PWI measures the same underlying construct in adolescent and adult populations. These findings provide support for quantitative comparisons between adult and adolescent SWB data as valid.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30050414

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