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Validering van een schaal om sociaal welbevinden te meten

Schilliger, D.A.L. (2014) Validering van een schaal om sociaal welbevinden te meten.

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Abstract:A new measure instrument of social well-being was developed by the research centre MOVISIE and the University of Twente. The scale that was developed includes seven subscales: social contacts, neighbourhood and neighbourhood cohesion, material and societal position, crucial occupation, social isolation, influence of societal authorities and societal participation. The aim of the study was to examine the psychometric properties of the scale. Therefore, the test-retest reliability, the internal consistency, and the convergent validity were determined. In addition, the concurrent validity was examined by correlating the scores on social well-being with the degree of social activity. It was expected that the social well-being questionnaire is reliable and valid. In total 183 respondents completed the questionnaire. The results show moderate test- retest reliability. Furthermore, they show a high internal consistency within all the subscales with exception of the subscales influence of societal authorities and societal participation. All subscales correlate low with the MHC-SF, which is a corresponding measurement of social well-being. However, the subscales of the two scales show several differences what leads to the conclusion that the convergent validity is acceptable. Furthermore, the results show a very low concurrent validity between social well-being and the degree of social activity. On the basis of the findings of this research, limitations are discussed and suggestions for future research are made. All in all, the scale is promising but further research in this topic is required.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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