Validity and Reliability of the Flourishing Scale in a Sample of Older Adults in Iran

Fassih-Ramandi, Zahra and Soleimani, Mohammad Ali and Allen, Kelly-Ann and Gorgulu, Ozkan and Motalebi, Seyedeh Ameneh Validity and Reliability of the Flourishing Scale in a Sample of Older Adults in Iran. Dove press.

This is the latest version of this item.

[img] PDF
Download (187kB)


Background:Flourishing is related to positive outcomes for physical and mental health, as well as overall wellbeing. The aim of the present study was to determine the validity and reliability of the Flourishing Scale (FS) among a sample of older participants in Iran. Methods: In this validation study, 300 older people were selected by cluster sampling method. Data were collected using a checklist for demographic characteristics, the FS, and the Oxford happiness questionnaire. The validity (face, content, convergent, and construct) and reliability (Cronbach’s alpha, test-retest) of the FS was evaluated in this cross-sectional study. Results: The exploratory factor analysis demonstrated a one-dimensional structure consisting of 8 items with an eigenvalue of 3.583. The model had a good fit[ χ2 = 52.983, p < 0.001, χ2/df = 2.944, GFI = 0.958, CFI = 0.915, IFI = 0.949, TLI = 0.919, AGFI = 0.948, and RMSEA = 0.081, SRMR = 0.086] with all factor loadings greater than 0.5 and statistically significant. A test of concurrent validity showed a direct and significant association between the FS and the Oxford happiness questionnaire (r = 0.647, p < 0.001). The results of the reliability tests confirmed that the values of Cronbach’s alpha coefficient (0.819) and testretest (0.821) were acceptable. Conclusion: The Persian version of the FS demonstrated suitable validity and reliability among a sample of older participants.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: University Portal > research center > sdh
Depositing User: pr ripncd research
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 10:07
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 10:07
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/9988

Available Versions of this Item

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item