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The Factor Structure of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale in Veterans Experienced Chemical Weapon Exposure

Soleimani, Mohammad Ali and Sharif Nia, Hamid and Pahlevan Sharif, Saeed and Boyle, Christopher and Yaghoobzadeh, Ameneh and Tahmasbi, Bahram and Rassool, Hussein and Taebei, Mozhgan and Soleimani, Mohammad Ali (2018) The Factor Structure of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale in Veterans Experienced Chemical Weapon Exposure. JOURNAL OF RELIGION & HEALTH.

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the factor structure of the spiritual well-being among a sample of the Iranian veterans. In this methodological research, 211 male veterans of Iran–Iraq warfare completed the Paloutzian and Ellison spiritual well-being scale. Maximum likelihood (ML) with oblique rotation was used to assess domain structure of the spiritual well-being. The construct validity of the scale was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis (CFA), convergent validity, and discriminant validity. Reliability was evaluated with Cronbach’s alpha, Theta (h), and McDonald Omega (X) coefficients, intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), and construct reliability (CR). Results of ML and CFA suggested three factors which were labeled ‘‘relationship with God,’’ ‘‘belief in fate and destiny,’’ and ‘‘life optimism.’’ The ICC, coefficients of the internal consistency, and CR were[.7 for the factors of the scale. Convergent validity and discriminant validity did not fulfill the requirements. The Persian version of spiritual well-being scale demonstrated suitable validity and reliability among the veterans of Iran–Iraq warfare.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: University Portal > research center > sdh
Depositing User: pr SDH research
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2018 06:04
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2018 06:04
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/7411

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