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Psychometric evaluation of the Arabic version of the spiritual well-being scale on a sample of jordanian arab christians

Musa, AS and Pevalin, DJ (2014) 'Psychometric evaluation of the Arabic version of the spiritual well-being scale on a sample of jordanian arab christians.' Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42 (3). 293 - 301. ISSN 0091-6471

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Abstract

This paper assesses the psychometric properties of the Arabic version of the Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWBS) in an Arab Christian sample by analyzing its internal structure. A convenience sample of 340 Arab Christians was recruited from the adult community population of northern Jordan. Data were collected through a self-completion, anonymous questionnaire distributed through church and community groups. Principal Components factor analysis, non-parametric bivariate statistics, and Cronbach's alpha were used to assess the psychometric properties of the total scale and its subscales. The findings broadly supported the factor structure of the SWBS in other Arab samples in that the scale consists of three factors, representing positive existential well-being, affiliation, and alienation subscales. In conclusion, these preliminary findings suggest that the Arabic version of the SWBS can be used as an instrument to measure levels of spiritual well-being in Arab Christian populations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology, Department of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 15:34
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2019 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10572

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