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Development and psychometric properties of social exclusion questionnaire for Iranian divorced women

Zarei, Fatemeh, Solhi, Mahnaz, Merghati-Khoei, Effat, Taghdisi, Mohammad Hossein, Shojaeizadeh, Davoud, Taket, Ann Rosemary, Masoomi, Razieh and Nedjat, Saharnaz 2017, Development and psychometric properties of social exclusion questionnaire for Iranian divorced women, Iranian journal of public health, vol. 46, no. 5, pp. 640-649.

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Title Development and psychometric properties of social exclusion questionnaire for Iranian divorced women
Author(s) Zarei, Fatemeh
Solhi, Mahnaz
Merghati-Khoei, Effat
Taghdisi, Mohammad Hossein
Shojaeizadeh, Davoud
Taket, Ann RosemaryORCID iD for Taket, Ann Rosemary orcid.org/0000-0002-0971-5884
Masoomi, Razieh
Nedjat, Saharnaz
Journal name Iranian journal of public health
Volume number 46
Issue number 5
Start page 640
End page 649
Total pages 10
Publisher Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Place of publication Tehran, Iran
Publication date 2017-05
ISSN 0304-4556
Keyword(s) Divorce
Iran
Social exclusion
Validity
Women
Summary Background: Divorce, especially in women, could be assessed from socio-cultural perspective as well as psychological viewpoint. This assessment requires cultural adopted as well as valid and reliable questionnaire. This study aimed to develop and assess the psychometric properties of a questionnaire in order to address social consequences in Iranian divorced women.

Methods: This was an exploratory mixed method study conducted during 2012 to 2014. According to the grounded theory approach in the first phase, social exclusion was extracted as a core of understanding process in participants. Based on, 47 preliminary generated items reliability and validity were assessed. In the second phase, the divorced women were recruited from a safe community center in Tehran through convenience sampling.

Results:
Exploratory factor analysis conducted on the questionnaires of 150 divorced women with mean age 41.76±8.49 yr, in that, indicated five dimensions, discriminative marital status, economic dependence on marital status, exclusionary marital status, and traumatic marital status health risks and, frightening marital status that jointly accounted for the 64% of the variance observed. An expert panel approved the face and content validity of the developed tool. The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and the Intra-class Correlation Coefficient were found to be 0.70 and 0.85, respectively.

Conclusion: The present study provided a valid and reliable measure as Social Exclusion Questionnaire in Iranian divorced women (SEQ-IDW) to address social post-divorce consequences, which might help to improve women’s social health.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 920507 Women's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution non-commercial licence
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