Got yourself connected?: een onderzoek naar de zwakheden van een zelfontwikkelde vragenlijst over sociaal welbevinden met behulp van het Three-Step Test-Interview

Hielscher, L. (2013) Got yourself connected?: een onderzoek naar de zwakheden van een zelfontwikkelde vragenlijst over sociaal welbevinden met behulp van het Three-Step Test-Interview.

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Abstract:In the past there were different conceptions and definitions of mental health. Predominant was the definition that the absence of mental illnesses determinative is for the mental health of the individual. Therefore health care emphasizes the prevention and treatment of mental illnesses. In the last decades research showed that mental health is more than de absence of mental disease (Keyes, 2007). This became supported by de World Health Organization who made a new definition of mental health. Mental health has to be seen more positive and that psychological, emotional and social well-being are at a central point (WHO, 2004). Within the context of this bachelor thesis a new questionnaire of social well-being is developed. The questionnaire surveys social well-being and focuses on the five dimensions of Keyes (2007). These dimensions are social coherence, social acceptance, social actualization, social contribution and social integration. Moreover the conditions for social well-being are probed: educational level, relations with family and friends, labor situation and religion. In addition to it aspects like social exclusion and well-being in society are tested and correlated to social well-being. The survey was tested two times with the method of the Three-Step Test-Interview (TSTI). The "think-aloud" procedure made clear which items are comprehensible and with which items de respondents had problems. First step of the TSTI is that de respondents fill in the questionnaire and "think aloud" what they were thinking of during the respond. Observations of the respondent are made during this step by the interviewer. In step 2 the interviewer has the chance to become clear what the problem of remark made by the respondent is about. Step three is meant for the respondents to comment on the questionnaire and give feedback of suggestions for improvements of the questionnaire (Hak, 2004). Twenty-four people from Enschede, the Netherlands, participated in this study. They vary from each other as much as possible in age, educational level and sex. Within the analyses of their answers and suggestions from the TSTI the questionnaire was checked for usability. The results show that respondents had difficulties with Dutch words as "samenleving" or "normen en waarden". Moreover respondents had trouble with the time needed to fill-in the questionnaire in the first round.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63218
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