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Title: Cross cultural application of the WHOQOL-SRPB in the Chinese community with diverse spiritual affiliations
Authors: Chan, K 
Verplanken, B
Skevington, SM
Keywords: Quality of life
Spiritual
Valid
Culture
WHOQOL-SRPB
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Springer
Source: Social indicators research, 2017, v. 132, no. 1, p. 291-231 How to cite?
Journal: Social indicators research 
Abstract: The aim was to determine the cross-cultural applicability, reliability, construct and convergent validity of the WHOQOL-SRPB in the Chinese community, and to compare the quality of life of contrasting spiritual groups. The WHOQOL-SRPB and Importance measures were administered to community participants (n = 445) in Hong Kong. The spiritual well-being scale (SWBS) was administered to examine the convergent validity of the SRPB domain. Quotas for three age bands (18–44, 45–64, ≥65) were targeted, within two broad religious groupings: Chinese spiritual (CSG) and Christian (CG). Test–retest reliability over two weeks was assessed in a second sample (n = 68). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and other psychometric tests were performed. Alphas for the original WHOQOL domains were acceptable, ranging from 0.72 to 0.84, and excellent for the SRPB domain (α = .92). Test–retest reliability (ICC) of the SRPB domain (α = .95) and its facets (range .80– .94) was excellent. A confirmatory factor analysis on the SRPB-expanded model suggested a reasonable fit (Chi square/df = 4.78), in spite of a relatively low Comparative Fit Index (0.80). The SRPB domain showed a similar structure to SWBS religious and existential subscales. The nine SRPB facets and their Importance scores discriminate well between CSG and CG. The WHOQOL-SRPB is reliable, valid and applicable for Chinese people with Christian and traditional Chinese Spiritual beliefs to use. SRPB is a distinctive dimension that is conceptually consistent with religious and existential beliefs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/68950
ISSN: 0303-8300
EISSN: 1573-0921
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