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Validation of a new social well-being questionnaire

Radzyk, J.J. (2014) Validation of a new social well-being questionnaire.

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Abstract:In the last few years there was an ongoing change in the field of psychology. Instead of exclusively focusing on mentally ill people, psychologists also want to promote mental health and well-being. One way to do so is establishing prevention programs that give support to people in capacity building. MOVISIE, the national institute for applicable knowledge, advise and solutions in social questions, gives trainings that are supposed to help people being an active member of society. In order to evaluate these trainings, MOVISIE closely works together with the University of Twente for developing a new questionnaire that measures social well-being. The aim of this study is to develop the questionnaire further and to evaluates it. For the sake of evaluating the questionnaire, the construct of organizational participation is treated as an aspect of social participation and is used to calculate the concurrent validity of the questionnaire. Furthermore participants got the opportunity to rate the questionnaire and to make comments on the questionnaire. It is investigated whether different groups of people rate the questionnaire in another way. Therefore the population is subdivided into groups of gender, age and education. Through this ratings it is possible to improve the questionnaire and develop it further. 77 students and 106 participants that were acquired by MOVISIE filled in and rated the questionnaire. 40 comments were analyzed and categorized under the regard of the ease of use. The results are that organizational participation and social well-being are only weak correlated to each other, in this questionnaire. Besides that, the questionnaire was rated as not too difficult to answer, clear and interesting. Nonetheless, it did not made the participants consider the topic of social well-being further. Major issues were faced in the structure of the questionnaire, the answer options, the structure of the questions, the definition of words and the length of the questionnaire.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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