Skip to main content
main-content
Top

Tip

Swipe om te navigeren naar een ander artikel

01-03-2010 | Brief Communication | Uitgave 2/2010

Quality of Life Research 2/2010

Factorial structure and validity of the Multicultural Quality of Life Index

Tijdschrift:
Quality of Life Research > Uitgave 2/2010
Auteurs:
Irene Álvarez, Arturo Bados, Maribel Peró

Abstract

Purpose

To study the internal structure and the convergent and divergent validity of the Multicultural Quality of Life Index (MQLI) in a Spanish sample.

Methods

The MQLI, along with another quality of life instrument—the World Health Organization Quality of Life, brief version (WHOQOL-BREF)—and the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scales (DASS-21), was administered to 356 students, 159 people from the general population and 65 psychiatric patients.

Results

The value of Cronbach’s α was .90. The confirmatory factor analysis showed a good fit for both the one- and two-factor structures. The overall mean score of the MQLI correlated between .61 and .78 with the domains of the WHOQOL-BREF and between -.55 and -.70 with the DASS-21 scales.

Conclusions

The MQLI has high internal consistency, can be interpreted in terms of a single factor, and has an adequate convergent validity, although its absolute correlations with depression and with the WHOQOL-BREF were equally high.

Log in om toegang te krijgen

Met onderstaand(e) abonnement(en) heeft u direct toegang:

BSL Podotherapeut Totaal

Binnen de bundel kunt u gebruik maken van boeken, tijdschriften, e-learnings, web-tv's en uitlegvideo's. BSL Podotherapeut Totaal is overal toegankelijk; via uw PC, tablet of smartphone.

Literatuur
Over dit artikel

Andere artikelen Uitgave 2/2010

Quality of Life Research 2/2010 Naar de uitgave